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Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
+1 212-619-4785
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Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street is a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and strives to be a model among interactive museums.
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215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I randomly visited this museum as an event was being hosted there and I had no idea what to expect. I'm a second generation Chinese American who never really thought much about the experience of Chinese in America besides my day to day experience. Wow...More

Thank ChrisLKai
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a small museum as far as they go but packed with information. Lots of little plaques depicting Chinese Americans who have contributed over the last 200 years. It will surprise you. Displays scattered around from the various industries that were worked in by the...More

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend taking a visit to MOCA on your visit to NYC. I went to MOCA on a Sunday afternoon, on the last day of their FOLD special exhibit (closed as of March 25, 2018). Their permanent exhibit narrates the history of Chinese immigrants,...More

Thank Krysti L
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

FYI check inside before you decide it's closed ;) I've been going here since I was a kid, and I get a lot out of it each time I go, even if it's to pick up something from the gift shop -- great selection of...More

Thank shengrikuaile
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A hidden gem in NYC - must see if you want to learn about a crucial part of US history. There are rotating special exhibits and a permanent exhibit with abundant information on the history of Chinese American migration in the US.

Thank Heidi H
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This small but compact museum in Chinatown details the history of Chinese immigrants. The regular exhibit provides a rich collection of artifacts on Chinese-American politics, society and culture. It is a clear, straightforward chronological narration. The special exhibit now is on the Golden Venture controversy....More

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about the history of Chinese in America. BUT...the emphasis is on how badly the Chinese were treated in America and almost nothing was said about the horrible conditions they left. If America has been so bad to...More

2  Thank Proclaimer1
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Got to visit this little gem during my work travel. Walked around, saw a lot of artwork, history, and some old items. Got to get my own little private tour from Gee-Wey who works there. He is definitely knowledgeable when it comes to the history...More

1  Thank Linda N
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

My spouse and I visited the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on a Saturday afternoon in mid-October 2017. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursday evenings (closed on Mondays). Admission costs $10 per...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Spent about 2 rapt hours here. The galleries flow from early immigration to the present day. The artifacts -- photos, letters, propaganda, a recreated tea shop -- humanize the Chinese experience. It was fascinating. And certainly timely: you wonder, how can there be new waves...More

1  Thank Sharon E
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