Lonely Planet review
This recently relocated museum, housed in a 12,350-sq-ft space designed by architect Maya Lin (who did the famed Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC), will do to your mind what Canal Street can do to your senses. The exhibit galleries, bookstore and visitors lounge, together serving as a national center of information, are chock full of facts about Chinese American life. Browse through interactive multimedia exhibits, maps, timelines, photos, letters, films and artifacts, and catch rotating exhibits. Its anchor exhibit is ‘With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America,’ an interactive display touching on subjects including immigration, politics and history.