Public Gallery and Walking Tours


Weekend Public Gallery Talks

Learn about MOCA’s core exhibit, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America, in this one hour educator led gallery talk that provides an overview of Chinese in America from the 19th century to present day. Items in the Museum’s collection are used to highlight the major themes of the exhibit.


Public gallery talks occur at 3pm every Saturday.


Guidedd Gallery Group Tours

MOCA also offers guided tours of the core exhibition and/or special exhibition.


To arrange a guided group tour:

Click here for school groups.

Click here for adult and senior groups.




2019 Public Walking Tours are currently closed and will reopen further in the Spring. Tours tend to to be held on Saturdays outside of snow season. Each tour is open to the public and has limited capacity, first-come, first-served. Advanced ticket purchases strongly recommended.

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 3-4 food samples. A minimum of four people is required to hold the tour; if fewer than four people sign up, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and honor signups at a later date.

Tickets: $35/adult; $25/student and senior; $18/MOCA Member. Free for children under 5.



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.


Tickets: $25/adult, $15/student & senior; $12/MOCA member. Free for children under 5.


Chop Suey, 1929, Edward Hopper. Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth.


Chinatown: A Walk Through History

Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods! This walking tour focuses on how everyday buildings and places of historical significance reflect and shape a community from its origins as a Native American village of Werpoes Hill in 1600 to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City. Highlighted sites include the oldest streets of Chinatown, a Catholic church, the oldest general store in Chinatown and a Chinese eatery that catered to the needs of Chinatown’s turn-of-the-century “bachelor society.”


Tickets: $25/adult, $15/student & senior; $12/MOCA member. Free for children under 5.





If you are planning a visit for a field trip or tourism group with more than 8 people, please see our education section for program descriptions and reservations. To book an adult and senior group tour, please email