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Family Events


Summer Magic Family Night

Experience the magic of summer with MOCA and featuring magician Rob Westcott. MOCA's fun-filled Family Night with a mix of hands-on art activities, a gallery scavenger hunt and a photo booth. Enjoy light refreshments, a brownie bar 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 9 | 1st Art: Tuesdays
May 13 | 1st Art: Second Saturdays
May 13 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
May 16 | 1st Art: Tuesdays
May 18 | Pre-K Art Day
May 23 | 1st Art: Tuesdays

Jun 6 | 1st Art: Tuesdays
Jun 8 | Pre-K Art Day
Jun 10 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Jun 13 | 1st Art: Tuesdays
Jun 15-18 | 2017 Boardwalk Art Show
Jun 17 | Family Fest at the Boardwalk Art Show

Jul 8 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Jul 20 | Summer Magic Family Night
Jul 13 | Pre-K Art Day

Aug 10 | Pre-K Art Day
Aug 12 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Aug 13 | FREE Family Fest, presented by Beach Ford

Ongoing | Blue Star Museums Program
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 includes free admission.
Local partnerships offer additional programs for children.
Local partnerships offer additional programs for children.