Museum of Chinese in America


One of the foremost facilities of its kind in the United States, the museum offers exhibitions, Chinatown walking tours, a slide show and an extensive archive and reference library about the history of Chinese-Americans. The museum’s new location is in a space designed by Maya Lin.

The exhibition With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America presents the diverse layers of the Chinese-American experience, while examining America’s journey as a nation of immigrants. It interweaves the historical and political context of Chinese immigration to the United States with the personal stories and cultural traces of multiple generations.

The museum offers public programs for visitors of all ages, including Chinatown walking tours, gallery tours, lectures, performances, conferences, family programs and special events. Check out for a current schedule of programs.

Guided gallery programs and Chinatown walking tours are designed to engage schoolchildren in a dialogue about history and culture, using the Chinese diaspora and the Americas as a model for understanding their own experiences and familiy histories. Students can also examine primary sources to enhance their critical observation skills and personal reflections.

Museum of Chinese in America


215 Centre Street

(between Howard and Grand Streets)

New York, NY 10013

(212) 619-4785

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Subway: N, Q, R, J, Z, 6 to Canal Street


Tue11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Museum is closed to the public on Mondays.


  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $5
  • Students $5
  • Children 12 and under receive free admission in groups of less than eight.

Get Involved With Us

  • Donations through Museum of Chinese in America's Website

    Gifts to MOCA make everything possible. It’s your gift to generations to come. With your help, MOCA’s education program continues to serve over 10,000 students from 200 schools throughout the tri-state area each year.

    With this single step, help us educate, explore, and empower future generations to become leaders of tomorrow.

  • Membership Program

    The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) membership offers access to the best that MOCA has to offer. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including free gallery admission, invitations to exhibition openings, opportunities to meet curators, artists and performers, and discounts at the MOCA Shop, as well as local community business partners.

  • Our Volunteer Opportunities

    The Museum of Chinese in America is looking for dedicated and committed volunteers!

    MOCA volunteers are involved in all aspects of museum life. As a volunteer, you’ll learn firsthand from stories, images, and objects that tell about the past and you'll gain rich, well-rounded experience in arts and cultural work.

    Some volunteer assignments are ongoing, while others proceed on an event or project-by-project basis. Volunteer opportunities are currently available in visitor and museum shop services. On-site training will be provided.

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