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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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Worth a stop if you are in Chinatown

Right off Canal St, this is a gem of a museum. Stunning design by Maya Lin (designed Vietnam... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas C
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New York City, New York
A Look at the Past to Shape the Future for Chinese Americans

As a Chinese-American who is not very familiar with Chinese American history as she wants to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flaminghotcheetos
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New York City, New York
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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

Right off Canal St, this is a gem of a museum. Stunning design by Maya Lin (designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial at age 21). Along with the Tenement Museum, this institution allows you to explore the immigrant experience both the good and the ugly aspects. Currently...More

1  Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Chinese-American who is not very familiar with Chinese American history as she wants to be, this museum provided a great visual overview. There is a lot of history that has been erased in the American education system that this museum made me aware...More

Thank flaminghotcheetos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Museum of Chinese in America in June 2017. It was a charming little museum in Chinatown. There are two broad subjects in the museum. The first is the history of Chinese in America and the second is Chinese food and culture. I...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an Asian American, I thought I had a good understanding of Chinese American history. I did not realize how little I actually knew until I met up a friend at MOCA. I definitely plan on returning in the future when other exhibits come to...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the things I love the most about New York is its ethnic richness and diversity. This fascinating little museum, designed by the great Maya Lin, is full of touching stories, surprising facts and great pride. From labor history to the brave and spunky...More

1  Thank Greenie5584
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I used to pass by MOCA all the time and always thought it would be a nice place to check out. Luckily, a friend of mine asked me to meet up there and I had the opportunity to see how amazing this museum is. As...More

1  Thank chernern
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A great place that connects the history and the present together. Modern sleek designs that are both contemporary and classic- but it's also very educational. I've been there 3 times and each time I walk out learning something new about the history of Chinese in...More

Thank Jackbtsai
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This museum takes up two floors of a cool old brick building. The layout was chronological and really informative. I feel like my American History classes didnt really touch upon everything Americans did to Chinese immigrants. It was eye-opening. The staff was so friendly and...More

1  Thank Mariel D
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The museum is small and compact but has a good variety of exhibits. The exhibition on Chinese food was actually a collection of stories by various food experts, highlighting their personal and culinary journeys to, in, and around America. The exhibits on the past and...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I didn't have high expectations for this museum, but once I went, it was surprisingly good. Had a lot of great information regarding how chinese immigrants have been involved in American history since very early on. This museum really helped my child understand and become...More

Thank Shannon L
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