The Museum of Children’s Art, AKA MOCHA, has a new location in Oakland, and we are excited to share the who, what, where of this wonderful art space so other East Bay families can enjoy.
WHO is MOCHA best for?
Children 18 months and up are welcome to get creative with a caregiver during drop-in open studio hours 10am-1pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
All humans over 18 months pay $7 per visit during. Prices vary for parties, camps, and other events.
WHAT can they do there?
The MOCHA teacher artists develop interactive stations for families to explore that change day to day. This month, the theme is “Happiness”.
There is also a little chill-out room for when the kids are done with art projects where they can play with blocks, light tables or crawl around.
WHERE is it located?
MOCHA inhabits a bright and open space at 1221 Broadway LL-49 in Downtown Oakland. It is most easily accessed by 12th St BART station. Exiting BART into Oakland City Center puts you in the lower level with direct access to the doors of MOCHA. If you arrive via street level, look for the open plaza, or enter the Clorox building and take the escalator down to the lower level. All this transportation makes visiting MOCHA a fun adventure for little ones who like trains, fountains, and escalators.
If you want to drive and park in a lot, MOCHA staff suggest heading a block or two into Chinatown as the paid lots there can be about $2/hour and the paid lots nearest MOCHA are as much as $12/hour.
There is no cafe at MOCHA, but there are a few food options in Frank Ogawa Plaza and City Center.
[All photos courtesy: MOCHA.org. Used with permission.]