Family Programs

MOCA offers a wide range of activities for families to enjoy ranging from our FREE Family Fests to Pre-K Art Days, Family Nights and Studio School classes.

Family Fest

Family Fest offers a unique opportunity to create, explore, enjoy art, and most important, have fun together! Themed around current exhibitions, families can play detective in a gallery scavenger hunt, experience the interactive ARTlab and create art together. Family Fests are always free!

Family Night

Offered 3 times a year, one inspired by each new set of exhibitions, Family Nights offer a unique and special nighttime experience for familiies at the museum. Each Family Night offers something new to see and do. It could be a live musical performance, a magician, or a family-friendly film screening as well as hands-on art activities and themed refreshments to engage and inspire the entire family. Family Nights are both fun and educational and spark creativity in the whole family.

Pre-K Art Days

Bring your little ones for an art adventure at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art! Kids ages 3-5 learn about the elements of art through storytelling, gallery visits, hands-on art activities and creative movement exercises. 


Free with museum admission. Visitors of all ages can get hands-on with interactive art stations that riff on the current exhibits. 

MOCA Calendar

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