Virginia MOCA

at 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, 23451 United States

Contemporary Art Museum with changing exhibits. Museum Shop is open 7 days/week. Galleries open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. **Museum is closed on weekends during exhibition transition** MOCA is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.

Virginia MOCA
2200 Parks Ave
Virginia Beach , VA 23451
United States
Contact Phone
P: (757) 425-0000


Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities--gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs and outdoor art shows--MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art.

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 16:00


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General Info

This Museum is one the region’s best examples of a private-public partnership. The building is owned and maintained by The City of Virginia Beach and MOCA operates within it as a private, non-profit. Having maintained a small oceanfront property as the Virginia Beach Museum of Art, local supporters in the late 1980’s planned to construct a new physical space for the Museum. In 1989, after nearly a decade of planning, fundraising and construction, the Museum opened in its present location at 2200 Parks Avenue. The current structure, designed by Boston architect E. Verner Johnson and Associates, is approximately 38,500 square feet and features 6,300 square feet of exhibition space. In 2011, following accreditation by the American Association of Museums, the museum was formally renamed The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Admission: MOCA MEMBERS: FREE ALL YEAR $7.70 adults $5.50 students/seniors 65+/military*** (must show ID) *Children 5 & up are students, 4 & under are free. *FREE Audio tour included with admission. Ipods can be checked out with ID.

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Thanks to all who came out to support local artists and crafters at today's Holiday Craft Sale! We had a record turn out thanks to the quality and diversity of the vendors on-site. We look forward to doing it again next year!! Happy Holidays!!