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Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
+1 212-619-4785
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Got to visit this little gem during my work travel. Walked around, saw a lot of artwork, history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda N
via mobile
Interesting Cultural Learning Experience

My spouse and I visited the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on a Saturday afternoon in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street is a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and strives to be a model among interactive museums.
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215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to visit this little gem during my work travel. Walked around, saw a lot of artwork, history, and some old items. Got to get my own little private tour from Gee-Wey who works there. He is definitely knowledgeable when it comes to the history...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I visited the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on a Saturday afternoon in mid-October 2017. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursday evenings (closed on Mondays). Admission costs $10 per...More

Thank fluffnfold
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Spent about 2 rapt hours here. The galleries flow from early immigration to the present day. The artifacts -- photos, letters, propaganda, a recreated tea shop -- humanize the Chinese experience. It was fascinating. And certainly timely: you wonder, how can there be new waves...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I was truly inspired by MOCA during my recent visit. I was a little familiar with some of the struggles Chinese immigrants experienced over the years, but the way the information was presented in the museum was truly eye opening and moving. The museum does...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Located somewhat outside of the prime-territory Chinatown, this non for profit organization has some very limited history of the Chinese in American, regardless of how grandiose its name sounds. It's very small and it has a gift shop with books in Chinese.

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a small yet very interesting museum that will be educational for those who are unfamiliar with Chinese immigration history. It is one of those specialized museums that highlights one part of NYC and american history in such...More

Thank Tinghua
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Came in as my hotel is round the corner from it. It is a small place and if you are not the type to read everything, you can be in and out in 20 minutes. It carries good info about the history of the Chinese...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The MOCA, the Museum of Chinese in America is a great find! I never knew that this museum even existed until I read an article on it in the newspaper. They have a wonderful exhibition on Chinese cooks and their perspective on Chinese food in...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

On Centre St. about 2 blocks north of Canal St. It might be hard to find if one is not looking for it. There are large letters spelling MOCA on the storefront. It was very interesting how the layout goes through the timeline of Chinese...More

1  Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Right off Canal St, this is a gem of a museum. Stunning design by Maya Lin (designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial at age 21). Along with the Tenement Museum, this institution allows you to explore the immigrant experience both the good and the ugly aspects. Currently...More

1  Thank Thomas C
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