Adult and Senior Group Tours

MOCA offers private guided gallery and walking tours for adult and senior groups of 8 or more people. Each tour is designed to encourage visitors to engage with the Museum's exhibits and learn about the history of the local neighborhood, while engaging in dialogue and connecting with their personal experiences.

 

Reservations must be made at least 4 weeks in advance.

 

To arrange a guided tour for adult or senior groups, please click HERE

 

**School and University Groups: Click here to arrange a guided group tour for your class.**

 

With any type of private tour for adult and senior groups, MOCA can arrange a dim sum lunch for the group at a local restaurant. Please inquire about this tour add-on when you book your tour. Note that the dim sum add-on is not available for school groups.

 

Sample Itinerary
10:00 am Museum Highlights Tour
11:00 am Chinatown Walking Tour
12:30 pm Dim Sum Lunch at local restaurant

 

PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS 

 

Museum Highlights Tour
This tour highlights the major themes of MOCA’s core exhibition, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, and explores how Maya Lin’s design of the museum environment informs the museum’s approach to this unique historical content. Tour Length: approx. 45 minutes.

Chinatown Walking Tour
Each tour starts with MOCA’s favorite local pork bun! Through places, people, and stories, uncover the history and culture of this living neighborhood from its origins as a Native American village to one of one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City. Tour Length: approx. 75 minutes.

 

From Coffeehouses to Banquet Halls Walking Tour
This walking tour traces the evolution of eateries in Chinatown, highlighting stories of diversity—the flavors of China’s regional cuisines converging in New York City; stories of legacy—Chinatown’s sons and daughters who grew up to be entrepreneurs and restaurateurs; and stories of evolution—a constant weaving between the classic and modern, the old and the new. Tour Length: approx. 75 minutes.
 

Chinatown Food Tour

From tofu fa of the north to the lamb burgers of the west, get to know the diverse food and cooking styles of Chinese cuisine while exploring stories of the neighborhood through this multiregional tasting tour of Chinatown. The tour includes 4-5 food samples. The food tour requires a minimum of four participants.
Length: approx. 90 minutes.

 

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Group Reservation Policies

  • Please note that submitting a request for a visit is not a confirmation of your reservation.
  • Reservations for groups must be made at least four weeks in advance.
  • Minimum of 8 and maximum of 25 people per museum guide. For Chinatown Food Tour, minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 people per museum guide. If your group is larger than 25 (or 15 for all walking tours besides Chinatown Food Tour), we ask that you make arrangements to divide your group and schedule two (or more) separate timeslots. Additional guides may require an additional charge.
  • For groups with special needs, please contact grouptours@mocanyc.org for information regarding programs and policies.
  • A completed payment slip is required to secure your reservation and must be filled out with credit card information.
  • If MOCA does not receive your completed payment slip one week prior to your visit, we reserve the right to cancel your group visit.
  • If your group must cancel its visit, MOCA requires a minimum of 3 business days advance notice, or a cancellation fee will be assessed.
  • If your group size changes, please be sure to contact MOCA no later than one week before your trip in order to secure your reservation.
  • In case of severe weather, MOCA reserves the right to reschedule or change a program.
  • Payment is accepted via checks, cash and credit cards. Please make checks payable to ‘Museum of Chinese in America’.