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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.


May 19 | Pre-K Art Day
May 21 | Exhibition Opening
Jun 3 | First Friday Conversations Tours
Jun 4 | First Saturday Conversations Tours
Jun 16 | Pre-K Art Day                          
Jun 18 | FREE Beach Ford Family Fest at MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show
Jul 1 | First Friday Conversations Tours
Jul 2 | First Saturday Conversations Tours
Jul 14 | Summer Magic Family Night
July 21 | Pre-K Art Day 
Aug 5 | First Friday Conversations Tours
Aug 6  | First Saturday Conversations Tours 
Aug 18 | Pre-K Art Day
Aug 21 | FREE Family Fest
Sep 2 | First Friday Conversations Tours
Sep 3 | First Saturday Conversations Tours
Sep 15 | Pre-K Art Day
Oct 1 | Children's Festival (offsite)
Oct 1 | First Saturday Conversations Tours
Oct 2 | FREE Family Fest
Oct 7 | First Friday Conversations Tours
Oct 14 | Monster Mash Family Night
Oct 15 | First Landing State Park Fall Fest
Oct 20 | Pre-K Art Day
Nov 17 | Pre-K Art Day
Dec 15 | Pre-K Art Day
Ongoing | Blue Star Museums Program
Ongoing | Geocache Scavenger Hunt


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.
Families are encouraged to participate in Conversations Tours at MOCA.