Mocha (Museum of Children's Arts) - Places For Kids

Mocha (Museum of Children's Arts)

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INFORMATION

1625 Clay St
Oakland, CA 94612


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Phone
(510) 465-8870
Hours
10 am – 1 pm (Fri – Sat) Open Studio
Tickets
$7 per person for Children and Adults
Membership
Click here for more information
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DESCRIPTION FOR Mocha (Museum of Children's Arts)

While most child-centered learning centers, museums, and play spaces in San Francisco and Oakland have art classes, MOCHA focuses almost exclusively on art as a first-tier learning tool. Many kid-friendly places strive to incorporate art into other areas of education, such as science and environmental awareness. MOCHA's pupose has a bigger focus – using art to bond together community relationships and reduce city crime rates with more positive influences.
 
The underlying seriousness doesn't keep kids or parents from enjoying themselves. Most of what's available is the Open Studio time, where parents and kids can drop in unnanounced on Friday and Saturday, pay their $7 each, and spend a few hours discovering their own creativity. Options may be a little limited for toddlers, though the glueing...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Mocha (Museum of Children's Arts)

1. Closing days: Monday – Thursday are only open to field trips.

2. Field Trips: For $200 per group of 30 kids or less, a professional artist can come to your school or learning center, and conduct a 90-minute hands-on art lesson. Themes include Color Theory, Clay Sculpting, Portraiture through many mediums, or Printmaking. For $175, take preschool kids to the Museum so they can explore art at a variety of stations.

3. Trip planning: Take BART to either the 12th or 19th Street Station, or any one of these buses: 14, 26, 31, 51A or 51 B, 72. Also see AC Transit. Parking is available nearby (18thand San Pablo, Jefferson & 16th).

4. Provided: Smocks and art supplies.

5. Free Library Workshops: Every Wednesday (2-4 pm), MOCHA...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT Mocha (Museum of Children's Arts)

Art Party Time at MOCHA

Telephone: (510) 987-8556

Email: registrar@mocha.org

Time: Weekdays after 5 pm (Mon – Fri), Weekends (10 am – 2 pm, 2-4 pm, 5-7 pm)

Party price: $250-$350 for 2 hours Included: Art Supplies, Professional Artist, Museum Grounds

Themes: Exploratory Art, Fairytales, Sci Fi, Puppets and Masks, Printmaking, Portraiture, Models & Architecture

Membership: 10% off final price with membership

Website Link: www.mocha.org/museum/art-parties

Customizable: Yes

Bring Your Own: Food

MOCHA is one of the few art-related spaces that offers parties after 5 pm on weekdays as well as at scheduled times on weekends. This makes party planning easier, since not everyone wants to crowd in a birthday party on a weekend, though scheduling a Sunday party will mean that street parking is free. The...

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