PLAN YOUR VISIT
Virginia MOCA Museum members are always free. Learn more and become a supporter.
Residents of Virginia: FREE
Children under 12: FREE
Free admission for Virginia residents is generously funded by Sentara and The Sokol Family Foundation
Non-residents of Virginia: $15
Children under 12: FREE
Adults 65+, Active Military, First Responders, Teachers, and Students: $10
*Must present ID to qualify.
Programs and Reciprocal Memberships*
Museums for All, year round: Free
Virginia MOCA is proud to partner with Museums for All, to offer free admission with the presentation of one Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID for up to four individuals within the same group. Children 12 and under are always free.
Blue Star Museums, May 18–September 2, 2024: Free
The Blue Star Museums free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show military ID for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Are you a member of a museum outside of Virginia? Virginia MOCA participates in the following reciprocal museum programs:
NARM: North American Reciprocal Museum. Members of participating museums enjoy free admission with a family membership.
ROAM: Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums. Members of participating museums enjoy free admission with a qualifying membership of $100 or more.
ModCO: The Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Program. Members of participating museums enjoy free admission with a qualifying membership of $150 or more.
MARP: Museum Alliance Program. Members of participating museums enjoy free admission with a qualifying membership of $100 or more.
Click on any of the listed reciprocal programs to see if your museum is a member and enjoy free admission to Virginia MOCA!
*Only available in-person
Tickets purchased online are non-refundable.
10:00 AM–8:00 PM
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
*We ask that all visitors come at least 45 minutes before the galleries close.
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.
Want to expand your experience of the art on view? Download our FREE digital museum guide on Bloomberg Connects for exclusive content featuring select art from current and past exhibitions.
We're big believers that contemporary art is for everyone, so we try to make sure that everyone can make the most of their visit. Here are a few guidelines for you to help us keep the art safe.
LEAVE THE SNACKS BEHIND
Food and drinks aren’t allowed in the galleries. Our Visitor Experience team will gladly hold on to your lunch bags or water bottles while you visit the galleries. And need some recommendations for a pre or post-visit bite or drink? Check out what the ViBe District has to offer.
Even an accidental bump can be a big deal for an artwork. So, to keep the art protected, we can’t allow large bags, bulky items, umbrellas, or backpacks inside the galleries. Small back purses may be slung on your side or carried in front. Strollers are welcome with items carefully stowed under or in the carriage.
A big yes to capturing all the memories you’d like for your personal use. Just without flash, tripods, or selfie sticks, please.
ENJOY THAT FAMILY TIME
We love hosting future artists and art lovers. Adults, just be sure to stay with kids under 12, and be mindful of where those excited little hands and legs go.
JOIN THE "NO TOUCH" CHALLENGE
We get the temptation. But unless a piece is clearly marked as interactive, please give it and the walls or pedestals around it some space so that we can preserve it for many more to enjoy.
We strive to make the art experience welcoming to everyone and accessible in many forms.
We have portable gallery chairs you can carry with you—they weigh less than 2 pounds! The Museum is also wheelchair accessible. A couple non-motorized wheelchairs are available for loan on a first-come-first-served basis.
TROUBLE NAVIGATING STAIRS?
There are no stairs required to visit any of the artwork in the Museum.
Audio tours are available for every exhibition and feature a large selection of the works.
In partnership with Kulture City, we have sensory bags available for loan at the Welcome Desk. The bags are filled with items that can help lessen sensory overload and also engage.
Our Group Tours use a selection of works from our current exhibitions to foster close observation, critical thinking, and rich discussions that support learning standards through an inquiry-based approach. Tours are led by a Virginia MOCA educator and can be designed for all age levels. They are available as both virtual and in-person experiences and are free of cost.
Art-making workshops are also available to in-person tour groups. This opportunity lets students respond to the concepts in our current exhibitions through a creative, hands-on activity. This experience is led by a Virginia MOCA educator. The cost is $5 per student.
We rely on the unique perspectives and talents of exhibiting artists and community members to further our shared understanding of contemporary art. We invite artists, curators, and community voices to share insights into our current exhibitions through audio tours. Accessible through your internet-connected personal device and available in both English and Spanish.
To listen, scan the QR code on gallery labels or access here on our website.