school programs

one-hour school visit

Student groups explore exhibitions and engage in discussions with Gallery Teachers.  Typically one-hour in length, guided gallery visits are designed to promote critical thinking and conversation.  Visits can also be tailored to create relevant connections with current studies, extending the classroom into the Museum

student art start visit

Combining a one-hour tour with art-making at the Museum, students delve into concepts related to current exhibitions. SAS integrates contemporary visual art and Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs), promoting creative thinking and close looking.


MOCA’s Outreach Programs are offered to public and independent schools throughout the Hampton Roads region. These fast-paced and hands-on courses for elementary school aged students emphasize critical thinking skills and integrate visual art while reinforcing the Virginia SOLs. Teachers receive pre-visit and post-visit materials to be used in the classroom. Each student will also receive a guest pass to MOCA, allowing them to return with up to five friends and family members for free!  Outreach programs are taught by Lea Bennett, a licensed K-12 educator.

teen apprenticeship program

MOCA’s Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) is a unique opportunity for 10-15 high school students to learn about contemporary art, MOCA, and related careers in the arts.

Jun 22: Mini Make it with MOCA

Make art, relax, and have fun with family  

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Tours available for adults, team-building and more by request.

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