Family Events


Summer Magic Family Night

Experience an evening of museum adventure with a magic show, music and art! Hands-on printmaking projects, gallery scavenger hunt and refreshments, and a cash bar for grown-ups completes a fun night for the whole family.    

Family Fests

MOCA hosts FREE Family Fests four to 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.

1st Art Classes

Let 1st Art be your first stop for education fun. Our experienced early childhood specialist has designed a fun, age-appropri­ate curriculum based on a playful approach to art. The 1st Art program engages our youngest artists and fosters learning by teaching fundamental motor skills, increasing self-confidence, promoting awareness of the visual and tactile world, and by integrating the senses.

Mini Make it with MOCA 

Make art, relax, and have fun with family and friends at MOCA this winter.  Mini Make it with MOCA is a parent/guardian & child craft series open to students ages 4 and up of all levels of experience who are interested in making something by hand and having a fun Sunday afternoon!  No art experience is necessary.  Each Mini Make it with MOCA session will feature a different instructor and craft inspired by the current exhibits and light refreshments.

Summer Children & Family Events:

May 15 | Pre-K Art Days
June 7 | First Saturday Conversation Tours
June 14 | FREE Family Fest at the Boardwalk Art Show
June 19 | Pre-K Art Day
June 22 | Mini Make it with MOCA: Printacular!
July 5 | First Saturday Conversation Tours
July 11 | Summer Magic Family Night
July 17 | Pre-K Art Day 
Aug 2 | First Saturday Conversation Tours
Aug 17 | FREE Family Fest
Aug 21 | Pre-K Art Day
July-August | Summer Art Camp
Ongoing | Geocache Scavenger Hunt