Last updated: 12/30/2011
Oakland, California
Street Address
538 Ninth Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Mailing Address
538 Ninth Street
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607
phone: 510-465-8770
Museum Type(s)
Masako Kalbach, Director of Finance & Operations
phone: 510-465-8770
Kristin Palm, Program Director
Brandy Gardner, Museum Coordinator

MOCHA provides hands-on arts learning experiences for children and their families in our museum, in schools and preschools, and in public venues. MOCHA also prepares educators to teach art and integrate arts learning across academic subject areas. As well, we advocate for the arts as an essential part of a strong, vital and diverse community. We emphasize outreach to children in low-income communities that do not typically have wide access to the arts.

At MOCHA, museum means hands-on and interactive—sometimes even messy (don’t worry, we provide plenty of smocks)! Our programs help children grow intellectually, emotionally and socially through creative, open-ended exploration.

Our Museum Programs include:

Drop-in Art: Parent-child art-making in our studios

Family Extravaganzas: Special art activities for the whole family

Saturday Stories: Linking art with literacy

Exhibits: Thematic displays of children's art

Field Trips: Hands-on activities for school and community groups

Art Parties: Celebrate birthdays and other special occasions MOCHA-style

Camps: Come to MOCHA during school holidays

Special Programs: Puppet shows, courtyard concerts and other extras

MOCHA at Home: Simple, educational and fun art projects for you and your child

Rent the MOCHA studios for your group meeting or private party

MOCHA's studios and gallery offer a unique, fun and funky environment for a party, meeting or other special event. We can host groups of up to 100, and have smaller spaces for more intimate gatherings. Want to encourage collaboration, spur creative thinking or just have some good, old-fashioned, hands-in-the-fingerpaint fun? Have a MOCHA Teaching Artist lead an activity!

MOCHA's Big Studio and gallery are available for rental after 3 p.m. on weekdays, after 4 p.m. on weekends, and all day Mondays. Price varies, depending on the size of your group and the type of event. Call or email for more information.

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