Family Events


SweetART Family Night

All Ages Welcome. Bring all of your sweethearts to MOCA for a Valentine’s fun-filled Family Night. Enjoy a mix of hands-on art activities inspired by current exhibitions, cookie decorating, dancing and a special musical performance by the C. Shells. Enjoy savory and sweet good eats and a cash bar for grown-ups.  

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.

Spring Children & Family Events:

Jan 16 | Pre-K Art Days
Feb 1 | First Saturday Conversation Tours
Feb 14 | SweetART Family Night
Feb 20 | Pre-K Art Day
Mar 1 | First Saturday Conversation Tours
Mar 2 | FREE Family Fest
Mar 20 | Pre-K Art Day 
Mar 23 | Mini Make it with MOCA: Play with Your Food: A Family Workshop
Apr 6 | First Saturday Conversation Tours
Apr 17 | Pre-K Art Day
Apr 27 | FREE Family Fest
May 15 | Pre-K Art Day
Ongoing | Geocache Scavenger Hunt