Hobbies are a great way to spend your free time, and the Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland California has tons of different options for children. From making art with clay to designing clothing, this museum has something for everyone. The best part is that it’s all hands-on! You’ll never be bored when you’re surrounded by so many creative activities.

The Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland California was established on the corner of Broadway and Telegraph Avenue near vibrant downtown Oakland-it’s easy to access through public transportation or by car. They offer programs for children ages 0-12 years old as well as art classes for kids in grades K-12. The Museum of Children’s Arts has three galleries that rotate monthly, so there’s always a new exhibit to experience. Benefits of a children’s art museum in the area:

  • Providing access to art education programs for all ages
  • Offering a space where children can explore, experiment, and create
  • Teaching the community about children’s arts in Oakland 
  • Generating income through grants and donations
  • It has a wide variety of artistry for kids from infants to 12 years old 
  • It has a convenient location in downtown Oakland 
  • It has weekly programming, rotating exhibits, and special art camps

Launched in 1988, MOCHA brought arts education to East Bay schools and communities. Its presence is felt in vulnerable neighborhoods, public and private schools, libraries, and our three galleries. MO

The goal of the Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland California is to ensure that art is an integral part of children’s lives by engaging them through hands-on experiences. This museum strengthens the community by nurturing young people’s creativity, curiosity, and educational success through hands-on arts programming in the museum, school, and other locations.

The Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland California specializes in outreach to economically at-risk communities. A pioneer in arts education, MOCHA provides training and tools for educators, parents, and youth development professionals. By visiting this museum you are able to support it in:

  • Raising awareness of a local arts organization for children
  • Promoting the Museum’s outreach projects, which emphasize creativity and curiosity in art education 
  • Supporting Oakland’s growing at-risk community while emphasizing the importance of artwork skills that foster educational success
  • Inspiring creativity and curiosity in children
  • Providing hands-on activities for youth with limited access to arts programs 

Berkeley, California is blessed with some of the Bay Area’s most fantastic museums.  Here’s a list of our favorites:

  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Berkeley Natural History Museums
  • Museum of Paleontology
  • Essig Museum of Entomology Research
  • Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Aftel Archive of Curious Scents
  • Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles

All of these museums are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Berkeley, at 1935 Addison Street, Suite A!