PLAN YOUR VISIT

VISIT¬

Installation View. Artist Sue Johnson. Photo by Jeremy Bates

Welcome! We're so glad you're here.

We have free admission thanks to the generosity of the Goode Family Foundation.

Tickets are required and can be reserved at the link below. Also, please get to know our Museum guidelines so that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the art!

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MUSEUM

HOURS¬

GALLERY HOURS

Thursdays
10 AM–8 PM

Friday–Sunday
10 AM–4 PM

*We ask that all visitors come at least 45 minutes before the galleries close.

HOLIDAY GALLERY CLOSURES

Juneteenth Sunday, June 19, 2022
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022
New Year's Day Sunday, January 1, 2023

LOCATED IN VIRGINIA BEACH'S VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT

DIRECTIONS¬

Virginia MOCA

2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Free parking onsite.

Call us: 757-425-0000

WHERE TO FIND US
We're located six blocks from the Virginia Beach oceanfront at the intersection of I-264 West and Parks Avenue, in the ViBe Creative District.

FROM THE HIGHWAY
To visit us, take I-264 East to its end. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Parks Avenue. Proceed straight through the next stoplight. Directly ahead is our parking lot.

FROM THE OCEANFRONT
To visit us, take 22nd street west headed to I-264 West. Turn right at the final light before the highway (there is a big Virginia MOCA sign). Directly ahead is our parking lot.

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ENJOYING THE MUSEUM

GUIDELINES¬

Contemporary art is an ever-changing experience, and we want everyone to get to enjoy that! So here are a few things to note before your visit that help us ensure that everyone can have a good time.

MASKS ARE OUR FRIENDS
For the safety of our community, masks are encouraged. If taking a class, masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

IF YOU CAN'T CARRY IT, LEAVE IT
Even an accidental bump can be a big deal for the artwork. So, to keep the work protected, we can't allow large bags, bulky items, or backpacks in the gallery. Plan to visit light.

AND OF COURSE...
No food or drinks in the galleries, no flash photos (Dale Chihuly’s Mille Colori is ok, as it lives here permanently), and please touch with your eyes only unless told otherwise—we want to preserve the artwork for all future art lovers. And while we love our artists-in-the-making, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

IMPROVING YOUR MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

ACCESSIBILITY¬

We strive to make the art experience welcoming to everyone and accessible in many forms.

DIFFICULTY STANDING?
We have portable gallery chairs you can carry with you—they weigh less than 2 pounds! The Museum is also fully wheelchair accessible.

TROUBLE NAVIGATING STAIRS?
There are no stairs required to visit any of the artwork in the Museum.

DO YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE VISION IMPAIRMENT?
Audio tours are available for every exhibition and feature a large selection of the works.

ON A BUDGET?
Thanks to the generous support from community friends, the Museum is free of charge.

TOURS

Drop-in Tours

NEW—We're pleased to offer daily close-looking tours of Maya Lin: A Study of Water. These tours feature an in-depth and interactive look at a selection of works from the exhibition. Simply check in at the welcome desk before the scheduled start time.

DROP-IN TOUR HOURS:

Thursdays and Fridays at 2:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PM

Group Tours

Request a virtual or in-person tour with a Virginia MOCA educator. Group tours can be designed for all age levels and use a selection of works from our current exhibitions to foster close observation, critical thinking, and rich discussions.

In-Person tours are offered Thursday and Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM.
REQUEST IN-PERSON TOUR

Virtual tours are offered Tuesday–Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM.
REQUEST VIRTUAL TOUR

Audio Tours

Learn more from artists, community members, and Virginia MOCA staff about selected works now on view. Accessible through your internet-connected personal device, the audio tours are available in both English and Spanish. To listen, scan the QR code on gallery labels or access here on our website.

LISTEN TO THE TOURS | ESCUCHA LOS TOURS

ARTS AND CULTURAL OFFERINGS

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Make art your thing

Get to know our community—there’s a little something for everyone.

JOIN & ENJOY MEMBER BENEFITS

EVENTS

Come Join Us

From interactive talks with artists, to guided tours of the Museum, there are events for all ages, interests, and artistic experience.

FIND YOUR FIT

LEARN

Create with us

Check out all the ways you and your children can learn through art and making.

LEARN WITH US