***Due to speacial events the museum will close at 5pm on Friday, April 19 and at 4pm on Saturday, April 20***


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Thursday, 11am - 9pm*


*MOCA Free First Thursdays
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.


The Museum is closed to the public on Monday, in addition to the special dates listed below:


Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1, 2019




General Admission: $12
Seniors (65 and older with ID): $8

Students (with school ID): $8

Military: $8

Educators: $8

Children 2 and up: $8


MOCA offers free admission for:

  • Visitors with disabilities and a person accompanying them
  • Cool Culture families
  • MOCA Members | Not a member? Become a member today!


Additional support for MOCA’s Free Admission Day is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 


Cool Culture’s Mission
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Hours, admission prices, and schedule of events are subject to changes.

Online Tour of MOCA with Maya Lin


Location & Directions


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, W, J, Z, and 6 trains to Canal Street


By Bus

M1, M55, 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.

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Weekend Public Gallery Highlights Tour

Saturdays at 3pm -- free with Museum admission

Introductory public gallery tour highlighting the major themes in MOCA’s core exhibit, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America. Visitors gain an overview of Chinese in America and become acquainted with the history of MOCA. 


Tours leave from the main lobby.  No reservations are necessary. Space is available first-come, first-served. Tour times are subject to change or cancellation.

Private Guided Groups

Group rates are available for groups of 8 or more.  Gallery programs and walking tours for groups must email at least four weeks in advance for reservations and availability.


For groups, more information is available on the tour page.

If you are an educator planning a trip to MOCA, please visit the Education page.

Self-Guided Groups

Self-guided groups of 10 or more must call (855) 955-MOCA (6622) or email at least one week in advance for availability and receive a confirmation letter from the Education Department. Self-guided groups may be accommodated Tuesdays through Sundays depending on availability. If the Museum is at capacity, groups will be asked to standby until staff can ensure visitor safety.


Self-Guided Rates:
$12.00 per adult
$8.00 per student (K-College) or senior (65+)

Visitor Policies

Flash photography, mobile phone conversations, and food and drinks are not permitted in MOCA’s galleries. Photography without flash is permitted.
In compliance with New York City law, smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.

Baby strollers are permitted at all times.

MOCA welcomes all visitors! We are committed to making our collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences. Please visit our accessibility webpage for more information.