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Family Events


SweetArt Family Night

Bring all of your sweethearts to MOCA for a Valentine's fun-filled Family Night. Enjoy a mix of hands-on art activities, cookie decorating, dancing, and a special musical permormance by the C.Shells. 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 19 | Pre-K Art Day
Jan 28 | 1st Art Open House

Feb 9 | International Museum Mashup Day
Feb 10 | SweetArt Family Night
Feb 11 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Feb 16 | Pre-K Art Day

Mar 5 | FREE Family Fest
Mar 11 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Mar 16 | Pre-K Art Day

Apr 1 | Military Family Day
Apr 8 | Second Saturday Conversations Tours
Apr 16 | FREE Family Fest
Apr 20 | 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.