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convenient location

MOCA is located in the heart of the Virginia Beach resort district, just six blocks from the oceanfront on Parks Avenue and I-264. The Museum is also directly across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and the Visitor Center. Two parking areas provide free, on-site parking, accommodating approximatly 100 vehicles. All areas are handicap accessible. GET DIRECTIONS.

beautiful inside and out

The stunning architecture of MOCA is nestled among trees on over eight acres of park-like grounds, maintained year-round with seasonal flowers and trees by City of Virginia Beach. Outdoor sculptures lend an atmosphere of integrity throughout the Jessica Glasser and Larry Mednick Sculpture Garden, welcoming guests into the many versatile spaces within the Museum. Whether you're hosting an intimate affair for close friends or a business function for several hundred guests, MOCA offers a high-class setting, first rate service and competitive rates.

"Our wedding at MOCA was fabulous! A great, unique setting for our ceremony and reception."

atrium

The expansive 4,800 square-foot atrium features a vaulted ceiling, skylight, mahogany trim and live trees. A flexible floor plan can accommodate an intimate event for 35 or an extravagant gala for 350.

rodriguez pavilion

This beautiful new addition showcases a sparkling 16-foot Dale Chihuly Chandelier, which shines as a beacon for your event or reception. The 1,600 square-foot space is versatile and equipped with a separate outdoor entrance, a coat check area, restrooms and a catering area.

price auditorium

Our 268-seat theater-style auditorium is available for seminars, meetings, performances and visual presentations. The auditorium has a 30-by-15-foot screen, complete stage, computerized light board and sound capability.

catering kitchens

A fully-equipped professional kitchen adjacent to the Atrium is available for use by licensed caterers. A prep kitchen is available adjacent to Rodriquez Pavilion. MOCA is happy to allow you to choose your own caterer to best suit your event.

galleries

Admission to most art exhibitions is included with venue rental fee. On occasion, however, access to the galleries may be restricted.

sculpture gardens

This elegant garden, an excellent backdrop for outdoor events or photo-ops, was made possible by generous donations from Richard and Martha Glasser and The Norfolk Foundation.

grounds

MOCA is nestled among the trees on over eight acres of park-like grounds, maintained year-round with seasonal flowers and trees by City of Virginia Beach.

Professional Photo Shoots at MOCA

Individuals interested in having photo shoots at MOCA must call in advance to see if space is available. See professional photography and guidelines.

Atrium: Courtesy of Bill Murray, Onon Photography.
Atrium: Courtesy of Bill Murray, Onon Photography.
Rodriguez Pavilion. Image courtesy of Will King.
Rodriguez Pavilion. Image courtesy of Will King.
Auditorium. Image courtesy of Carol-Jean Hardiman.
Auditorium. Image courtesy of Carol-Jean Hardiman.