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Open Studio

Open Studio is a space where artists of all ages create, share and connect through art. At the Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA) we believe that art and art-making is for everyone and we have designed our Open Studio to operate under this philosophy. Artists are free to explore whatever captivates their interest and the MOCHA artist will always be available to help locate materials, provide technical instruction, and suggest age appropriate activities. Open Studio is designed for children 0-10, but we also welcome older siblings and caregivers to participate in the art making.


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 local artists as well as students of the Oakland Unified School District.

Upcoming Open Studio Calendar Dates

Mark the dates on your calendar for our next Open Studio interactive experiences. Join us on the following dates:​


Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are encouraged, but not required. Drop Ins are also welcomed, but will be on a first come, first served basis and Drop In rates will apply. Reserve your discount advanced tickets using the links above.

Location: MOCHA,1221 Broadway LL-49, Lower Level of Oakland's City Center

Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm

Drop In Admission:

  • $12.00 per child (1-17) | $6.00 per caregiver (18+)

  • *$1.00 – For EBT Cardholders ($1.00 per family member of the household)

Online Preregistration Admission

  • $10.00 per child (1-17) | $4.00 per caregiver (18+)

  • *$1.00 – For EBT Cardholders ($1.00 per family member of the household)

Visitor Expectations & Safety Agreements

  • Feeling unwell? Do not come to MOCHA if you have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, or sore throat.

  • Staff, interns, and volunteers working onsite are required to practice safe social distancing and adhere to other safety protocols, such as frequent hand-washing and mask-wearing.

  • All guests over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering over your mouth and nose when indoors.

  • MOCHA will also continue to clean and disinfect high touch surfaces such as counters and restrooms frequently throughout the day. Hand sanitizer stations as well as air purifiers are placed throughout the Museum as well. 

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