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Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

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.


215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
(b/w Howard & Grand Sts; one block north of Canal St)

Collections & Research Center:
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10013

By Subway
N, Q, R, J, Z, and 6 trains to Canal Street; M9, M15, M103 buses.

By Car
From Brooklyn: Follow the Brooklyn Bridge, which becomes Centre St. MOCA will be on the left.

From The Bronx: Follow the FDR Drive and take exit 5 to E. Houston St. Turn left at Bowery and right at Canal St before turning right at Centre St. MOCA will be on the left.

From Queens: Take the ramp onto I-278 W towards the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway. Turn slight left at Delancey St, turn left at Bowery and right at Canal St before turning right at Centre St. MOCA will be on the left.

From Staten Island: Take the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway and take exit 28B to merge onto the Brooklyn Bridge. The Bridge becomes Centre St and MOCA will be on the left.


General Admission: $10
Seniors (w/ID) and Students (w/school ID): $7
Children under 2 (in groups smaller than 8): free
MOCA Members: free | Become a member today!

*MOCA Free First Thursday
Free gallery admission first Thursday of each month except on major holidays. Made possible through the generosity of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation.


OPENING HOURS: next days Tue  11:00-18:00
Wed  11:00-18:00
Thu  11:00-21:00
Fri  11:00-18:00
Sat  11:00-18:00
Sun  11:00-18:00

215 Centre Street
10013 New York City
New York
United States


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