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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. We are located in Oakland's 12th Street City Center.

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. 

Health and Safety Policies

Masks are required for all visitors (2+) and staff, regardless of vaccination status.


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 12th Street 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


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. We will also accept WIC cardholders and Medi-CAL recipients for Museum for All discounts. 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:

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