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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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Great little museum on the study of Americans of Chinese Descent

The MOCA, the Museum of Chinese in America is a great find! I never knew that this museum even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

On Centre St. about 2 blocks north of Canal St. It might be hard to find if one is not looking for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 11 June 2017

As a Chinese-American who is not very familiar with Chinese American history as she wants to be, this museum provided a great visual overview. There is a lot of history that has been erased in the American education system that this museum made me aware...More

Thank flaminghotcheetos
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I visited the Museum of Chinese in America in June 2017. It was a charming little museum in Chinatown. There are two broad subjects in the museum. The first is the history of Chinese in America and the second is Chinese food and culture. I...More

2  Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 27 May 2017

As an Asian American, I thought I had a good understanding of Chinese American history. I did not realize how little I actually knew until I met up a friend at MOCA. I definitely plan on returning in the future when other exhibits come to...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

One of the things I love the most about New York is its ethnic richness and diversity. This fascinating little museum, designed by the great Maya Lin, is full of touching stories, surprising facts and great pride. From labor history to the brave and spunky...More

1  Thank Greenie5584
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I used to pass by MOCA all the time and always thought it would be a nice place to check out. Luckily, a friend of mine asked me to meet up there and I had the opportunity to see how amazing this museum is. As...More

1  Thank chernern
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A great place that connects the history and the present together. Modern sleek designs that are both contemporary and classic- but it's also very educational. I've been there 3 times and each time I walk out learning something new about the history of Chinese in...More

Thank Jackbtsai
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This museum takes up two floors of a cool old brick building. The layout was chronological and really informative. I feel like my American History classes didnt really touch upon everything Americans did to Chinese immigrants. It was eye-opening. The staff was so friendly and...More

1  Thank Mariel D
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