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Virginia Museum of Contemporary art Virginia Beach

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Virginia Museum of Contemporary art
2200 Parks Ave
Virginia Beach
VA
23451
Tel: 757-425-0000

Where are we going today?

Art is a fascinating topic, because it is so objective. There is no right or wrong answer, and anyone can have a go!

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is a great place to surround yourself with art - from the past and of today! Just take your time walking around all of the exhibits, looking at the colors and techniques. Maybe you will be inspired! Perhaps you will find a little budding Picasso in the family.

The museum have regularly changing exhibitions which cover a whole range of art forms. That's right - art isn't just a painting! Art can be in the form of glass, or video, or photography. Art can even come in sculpture and other visual mediums.

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art divides itself into four main activities - the gallery exhibitions themselves, to interactive studio art classes, to those fun outdoor art shows as well as educational outreach programs. 

If your children do become inspired by the art work, then why not join an art class! There are classes for kids aged 2 to 11. Classes for teens, and classes for adults.

The children's class lets them experiment with techniques, ideas as well as different types of materials - perfect for those kids aged 2 to 11 years. They have classes on weekdays, weekends and even after school - so no excuses!

If they REALLY love art, then look into the Art Camps on offer! With 4 different camps for different age ranges between 2 years and 16 years, their spring and summer breaks can be filled with exercises to allow them to express themselves as well as get creative with their imaginations!

It's art fun all around at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.70
  • Children$5.50 over 5 years
  • Free Under: 4 years, and members
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Weekdays 10am - 5pm / Weekends 10am - 4pm

Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Teachers corner

They offer a range of educational programs for students who visit, so get them immersed in art too and arrange a field trip down to the museum! You can tailor their experience just for them! .

Any Top Tips?

Touching has bad consequences to the art, so please make sure that your kids don't touch any of the exhibits. .

Doing our bit

The museum are dedicated to preserving art, and keeping the stories of the artworks alive. They rely on donations and are a non profit organization. .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have special needs, give them a call to see what help they can offer you .

Can I get one of those?

Check out the Museum Shop for all MOCA related gifts! There are also magnets, hats, mugs and cards!.

More information

You get a free audio tour included with your admission!.

What people are saying?

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    Vik Muniz had an exhibit when I went. It was really cool. I arrived about an hour before closing so the front desk person let me in for free! She was really friendly!

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    I was really hoping for more. While I enjoyed the Andy Warhol exhibit I don't think it was worthy of our $10 per person entrance fee. Also, I don't understand why they don't offer military discounts to retirees as well as active duty. Retirees were AD at one time and they served their country 20+ years to get that status. Are they not worthy? Would you deny a Wounded Warrior a discount too? Also, someone needs to do some editing on the Jerry Hall placard. It identifies her as Jerry Has under her picture in the exhibit. And while I enjoyed being...Read More

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    It was $5 a person due to military. It had 4 exhibits all okay but loved the ultra-realistic sculpture by:Marc sijan as well as the video of how glass blowing was done.

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    We had our wedding there a week ago and the staff were amazing. Irene and Clint are both fantastic. They allowed me to have my dream wedding. If you want to get married here you will not be sorry!

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by Lynne Pridgen

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I was really hoping for more. While I enjoyed the Andy Warhol exhibit I don't think it was worthy of our $10 per person entrance fee. Also, I don't understand why they don't offer military discounts to retirees as well as active duty. Retirees were AD at one time and they served their country 20+ years to get that status. Are they not worthy? Would you deny a Wounded Warrior a discount too? Also, someone needs to do some editing on the Jerry Hall placard. It identifies her as Jerry Has under her picture in the exhibit. And while I enjoyed being able to make my own art it would have been cool if I had also been able to make my own soup can but alas, there were no cans available. Would I recommend it? Not at $10 a person. Chrysler Hall Museum of Art is free and has at least 4 times the amount of exhibits.

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