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Museum of Chinese in America

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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...more
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215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
+1 212-619-4785
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great museum with a ton of information and great exhibits. Great place to check out when in Chinatown.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jtpcarroll5212
Reviewed 22 December 2018

It can be a bit grim at times learning just how cruelly immigrants were treated but this is an important museum. It really explains and also points out a lot of the stereotypes and gives a timeline of the Chinese experience in America and how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FlyingTurtle
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This museum had been on my to-do list for some years and I am glad I finally got to visit. I would not suggest going out of your way to visit, nor would I put it on the list of must-see museums in New York,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank GRW720
Reviewed 12 November 2018

If you are in Chinatown, this small but informative museum is a good place to drop in on. Small exhibits, and a book store. I enjoyed the former location which is located in the heart of Chinatown, still functions as a historic site..was a school...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

I went to a workshop called "Debunking Myths about the Chinese Railroad Workers". I abosolutely LOVED it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kathia B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

the people there were helpful but the exhibits were limited due to the size of the small museum i expected more exhibits. Chinese culture has a wonderful and rich history. hopefully one day they can expand and show more of their treasures

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I visited MOCA on a Friday afternoon and had a wonderful time walking through the museum with a tour guide. The museum is very detailed, each of the exhibits organized in a way that was easy to follow and understand. The aritifacts were incredible to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Great small museum with great information on the Chinese story in American History. Well worth the $10 dollars. In Chinatown with great stuff all around. Field trip for teachers.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jtpcarroll5212
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The source for Chinese America is here. Learn what life is like for the majority of residents here, and see some people you know. There is even a Chinese New Year lion.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

I came into the Museum close to closing time so I wasn't able to sit and read as much as I would have liked. That being said, everything I did read was very interesting and all the exhibits held my attention. I would say spend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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