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Open-Studio Admission, Art Party, or Facility Rental at The Museum of Children's Arts (Up to 36% Off)

The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

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In a Nutshell

Children experiment with mixed media during open studio or create a themed project during parties; 1,000-sq.-ft. space for memorable events

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Open studio sessions are held Friday – Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Art Party add-on's include, $10 per additional child, $25 for a custom party theme, $50 for an extra hour and $50 for a second teaching artist (Required for parties with over 20 children). Facility rental option is valid for a 2 hour event, this includes 1 hour prior for set up and 1 hour after for clean up. An art project lead by a MOCHA teaching artist, project materials and extra time available for an additional charge. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Parents will always praise their child's artwork, even if it's a lumpy clay ashtray or a reproduction Matisse that's clearly in the style of Monet. Patronize a young artist with this Groupon.

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.


  • “Super fun time at Mocha!!”

  • “It's a fun place but expect to get some paint on you and your kids with some activities. Great for kids! ”

  • “My grand-daughter and I had a wonderful time. I would definitely take her back.”

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    The Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)

    1625 Clay St.

    Oakland, CA 94612


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