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Family Events


Summer Magic Family Night

Experience the magic of summer with MOCA and magician Rob Westcott. MOCA's fun-filled Family Night includes a mix of hands-on art activities, a gallery scavenger hunt, a photo booth and a brownie bar. Enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar for grown-ups.

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.


Jan 21 | Pre-K Art Day 
Jan 29 | Exhibition Opening
Jan 30 | 1st Art Open House, Ages 2-5
Feb 6 | First Saturday Conversations Tours
Feb 7 | Sea Creature Sculptures: Mini Make-it with MOCA 
Feb 12 | SweetART Family Night
Feb 18 | Pre-K Art Day                          
Feb 23 | ARTreach with the Virginia Beach Public Library
Feb 24 | ARTreach with the Virginia Beach Public Library
Mar 5 | First Saturday Conversations Tours
Mar 6 | FREE Family Fest 
Mar 12 | Museum Day Live - free admission
Mar 17 | Pre-K Art Day 
Apr 2 | First Saturday Conversations Tours 
Apr 17 | FREE Family Fest
Apr 21 | Pre-K Art Days
Apr 21 | MOCA at the Central Library
Ongoing | Geocache Scavenger Hunt



Familes are encouraged to participate in Conversations Tours at MOCA.
1st Art and Pre-K Art Days include hands-on learning.
Family Fests at MOCA includes free admission.
Local partnerships offer additional programs for children.