PLAN YOUR VISIT
Welcome! We're so glad you're here.
We have free admission thanks to the generosity of the Goode Family Foundation.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 the main exhibition(s) through a creative, hands-on activity. This experience is led by a Virginia MOCA educator. The cost is $4 per student.
As an ever-changing museum, Virginia MOCA relies on the unique perspectives and talents of exhibiting artists to further our shared understanding of contemporary art. We invited selected artists from More Than Shelter, Made in VA, and Brian Kreydatus: Homebodies to share insight in their own words about the inspiration, process, and techniques that shaped their artwork.
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.
Make art your thing
Get to know our community—there’s a little something for everyone.
Come Join Us
From interactive talks with artists, classes exploring the ideas and techniques in our galleries, there are events for all ages, interests, and artistic experience.
Create with us
Check out all the ways you and your children can learn through art and making.