MOCHA Visitor Information

Front Desk

MOCHA’s Front Desk line is 510-987-8556.

Our Location

The Museum of Children's Art is located at 1221 Broadway, Lower Level Suite 49, Oakland, CA 94612.

Dress for a Mess

Please dress your children in clothing that you don’t mind getting covered with paint, glue, etc. Smocks or aprons are provided. 


We are on the lower level of Oakland City Center, just steps from the 12th Street Bart Station (exit 13th street). MOCHA is located on the right hand side of the lower level of the plaza.  If you use Google Maps to find us, you will get the best directions when you enter “Museum of Children's Art, (1221 Broadway Ave. LL-49) into the search field.

Public Transportation

MOCHA is easily accessible by BART. We are located just outside the

12 St. City Center BART Station. 

Plan your trip to MOCHA via BART

Street and Garage Parking

Parking in our area is mostly metered street parking and paid garages.


The Ace Garage/Oakland City Center Parking is located right next to the entrance of MOCHA. 

Ace Parking Garage Hours: 

Monday – Friday, 5 am -10 pm

Weekend – 8 am-6 pm


Parking Entrances

The parking garage is located beneath City Center, accessed via entrances on

14th Street between 1300 Clay Street and 505 14th Street buildings, or via 11th Street

just past Clay Street.


For discounted daily and hourly rates for the Ace Parking Garage: download the Ace Parking app. on your phone.


Now accepting QP QuickPay™

How it works for drivers:

  • Scan: Scan QR code or NFC at the gate.

  • Verify: Access is approved using geo-fencing technology.

  • Park: Enter. Scan again on the way out to pay, get your receipt