Open Studio @ MOCHA


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. 


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.

Capacity is limited and tickets are required. Reserve your discount advanced tickets here.

Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm

Open Studio @ MOCHA Tickets*:

  • $12.00 per child | $6.00 per caregiver

  • *$2.00 off per person discount when preregistering

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

Join us for the return of our Open Studio on Friday, November 26, 2021!

Get creative and enjoy multiple hands-on art projects.
Masks are required for all attendees over 2 years old regardless of vaccination status.
MOCHA,1221 Broadway LL-49, Lower Level of Oakland's City Center


Mark the dates on your calendar for our next Open Studio interactive experiences for the Winter session:​


  • Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, 10:00am-3:00pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, 10:00am-3:00pm

  • Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm

  • Saturday, Mar. 19, 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm

Contact: Danielle Zorn, Museum Manager for more information:


Museums for All: We’ve reduced the cost of admission so you and your family can enjoy all the magic and wonder here. If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, simply show it when you arrive to receive our lowest-priced admission. Through Museums for All, we’re partnering with museums across the country to make sure everyone can experience the best museums have to offer, all for the lowest and most-affordable prices ever. To find other participating museums, visit: