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Family Events


Monster Mash Family Night

Celebrate the fall season with MOCA at the “Monster Mash Family Night.” Enjoy a variety of festive art activities inspired by current exhibits, a gallery scavenger hunt, and a Halloween themed performance by special guests, The C-Shells. Wear your best make-believe Halloween costume for the photo booth. Refreshments and a cash bar complete a spooky-fun night for the whole family.

Family Fests

MOCA hosts FREE Family Fests six times a year. Enjoy hands-on art activities inspired by current exhibitions, scavenger hunts, refreshments and fun for 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 tours, hands-on art activities and creative movement exercises.


Sep 14 | Pre-K Art Days

Oct 3 | 1st Art
Oct 8 | Family Fest & PRISMS Closing Reception
Oct 10 | 1st Art
Oct 12 | Pre-K Art Days
Oct 14 | 1st Art
Oct 14 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Oct 17 | 1st Art
Oct 21 | 1st Art
Oct 24 | 1st Art
Oct 28 | 1st Art
Oct 29 | Monster Mash: Family Night
Oct 31 | 1st Art

Nov 9 | Pre-K Art Days
Nov 11 | Free Admission for Military on Veteran's Day
Nov 11 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Nov 25 | FREE Admission on Small Business Saturday
Nov 30 | Hampton Roads Historium Reception

Dec 2 | Holiday Craft Sale & Family Fest
Dec 5 | 1st Art
Dec 9 | 1st Art
Dec 9 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Dec 12 | 1st Art
Dec 14 | Pre-K Art Days

Jan 13 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Jan 20 | Military Family Day
Jan 28 | Recycled Robots: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Feb 11 | Family Fest

Ongoing | Geocache Scavenger Hunt

1st Art and Pre-K Art Days
1st Art and Pre-K Art Days include hands-on learning.
Family Fests at MOCA
Family Fests at MOCA include free admission.
Local partnerships offer additional programs for children.
Local partnerships offer additional programs for children.