Choose from Five Options
- $9 for open-studio admission for two ($14 value)
- $18 for open-studio admission for four ($28 value)
- $27 for open-studio admission for six ($42 value)
- $229 for a two-hour art party for up to 15 children ($300 value)
- $229 for full-facility rental for a two-hour event in the 1,000-square foot lower-level museum space ($300 value)
During open studios, held Friday and Saturday, kids of all ages create their own art using multiple media. A MOCHA teaching artist leads two-hour art parties, during which kids complete a themed project, such as printmaking or model building.
The Museum of Children's Arts
The Museum of Children's Arts was originally founded in 1989 around the idea that creative, curious children build stronger communities. MOCHA continues to serve East Bay schools and neighborhoods today, teaching children as young as 18 months to channel creative energy while developing self-confidence and critical-thinking skills.
MOCHA's mission is most apparent during open-studio times, which allow parents and children to work together and experiment with painting or creating traditional folk art. A teaching artist is on hand to provide guidance, assistance, and lectures on the differences between Rococo and Impressionistic landscapes. Although these hands-on experiences are an integral part of the museum, MOCHA also invites visitors to peruse its community-inspired exhibitions, such as its displays of original pieces created by students of the Oakland Unified School District.