In-Person Walking Tours

MOCA’s Chinatown walking tours take students through one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, introducing them to its long history as an ethnically diverse community. Educators will stop at 8 to 10 different sites, landmarks, and historic streets, and will use photographs and illustrations to show the ways the neighborhood has evolved–as well as remained unchanged–over the years. All walking tours are 75 minutes. Click here to book a neighborhood walking tour!

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  • Neighborhood walking tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm.
  • Tours are 75 minutes long and meet in the lobby of the museum at 215 Centre Street. 
  • Walking tours are currently capped at 10 people per tour. Groups larger than 10 people will be split into two groups, each with their own educator. Groups will do the tour simultaneously, but may complete stops in a different order and will not necessarily be within eyesight of each other. Please plan accordingly and bring sufficient chaperones if your school requires a teacher to be with students at all times.
  • All programs require 1 teacher or chaperone per 10 students. 
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Title 1 schools in Chinatown, Two Bridges, and the Lower East Side may qualify for reduced rates. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.

In-Person Gallery Tours

MOCA’s gallery tours offer students a wide range of experiences in our permanent exhibit With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America. All gallery tours are 75 minutes. Click here to book a gallery tour!

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Virtual School Programs

MOCA is excited to offer virtual, educator-led programs for school groups from grades K-12, as well as college groups. Virtual programs engage students with primary sources from the museum’s collection through close looking exercises, guided discussions, and interactive activities. Click here to book a virtual program!

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  • Virtual school programs are available Mondays through Fridays at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm.
  • Programs are 60 minutes long, are offered live online, and take place using Zoom. We will do our best to accommodate requests for programs using other digital platforms.
  • Programs are designed for one class at a time, allowing museum educators to tailor the program according to your students’ needs. Each virtual program is limited to 30 participants per session.
  • All programs require at least 1 teacher or chaperone present online for the duration of the program.
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Title 1 schools in Chinatown, Two Bridges, and the Lower East Side may qualify for reduced rates or waivers. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.

Program Fees (per class)

$75/ DOE Title 1 School*

$100/NYC Public School/CUNY/SUNY

$125/Independent and Out of State Schools (K-12)

$150/College and University Students, Adults


*Title 1 schools in Chinatown, Two Bridges, and the Lower East Side may qualify for reduced rates or waivers. Please ask for details when you make a reservation.

Program FAQs

How do I book a field trip?
Visit our page on Explorable Places, browse our trip offerings, and select a trip on our calendar. We will get in touch to confirm the reservation or to ask further questions about your group.

Which trip is the best fit for my students’ grade level?
You can find suggested grade levels for each field trip listed in the trip description. If you have questions, email

Why do I need to submit a payment slip? Will you charge me before the visit?
The payment slip is used to hold your reservation. Because our educators are signing on especially for your program, we use the payment slip as a protection against last-minute cancellations. We do not charge you anything before the day of the visit. However, if your group cancels fewer than three business days before the visit, we will charge a $30 cancellation fee per scheduled tour to the credit card on the payment slip, or request another form of payment for the $30 fee.

It’s been a few days since I submitted a request and I haven’t received a confirmation for my field trip. What should I do?
We are a small team, and it can take us a little while to respond to each trip request, especially during busy times of year. Please allow up to two weeks to receive a confirmation for your trip (though we will try to get back to you sooner!). If you have not heard from us after one week, you may follow up on the status of your request by emailing or calling 212-619-4785.


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