The Museum of Children’s Art, AKA MOCHA, has a convenient central 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 the third Saturday of each month (though advance tickets are recommended to reserve your spot). They also have art camps during breaks and the summer, as well as art parties.
WHAT can they do there?
The MOCHA teacher artists develop interactive stations for families to explore that change day to day. When we went, the theme was “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.
Plan your Visit
Location: MOCHA,1221 Broadway LL-49, Lower Level of Oakland’s City Center
Hours: 10 am-2 pm
Drop In Admission: $12.00 per child (1-17) | $6.00 per caregiver (18+); $1.00 – For EBT Cardholders ($1.00 per family member of the household)
Online Preregistration Admission: $10.00 per child (1-17) | $4.00 per caregiver (18+); *$1.00 – For EBT Cardholders ($1.00 per family member of the household)
BART: MOCHA is located just outside the 12th Street City Center BART Station
Parking: 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.
Food: 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.]