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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
+1 757-425-0000
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Don't waste your time

Sad excuse for a museum, although the outside is nice. We went there for a change from the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Excellent Rainy Day activity

We were in town during a rainy weekend so I decided to check out the MOCA. I am always disappointed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amber G
Inwood, West Virginia
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Virginia MOCA features regularly changing exhibitions in a variety of contemporary media (painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media) from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. An emphasis on interactivity and hands-on fun make MOCA a destination for visitors of all ages. Admission varies from $7-$10 (FREE for members, active military and kids under 4) and audio tours are complimentary. Open seven days a week! Extended hours for MOCA's summer Andy Warhol exhibition (on view through August 19): M-F 10am-6pmSat & Su 10am-4pm
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2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
+1 757-425-0000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sad excuse for a museum, although the outside is nice. We went there for a change from the beach and there were no exhibits. They were between shows and didn't even post it online. However, the nice thing about it was we were able to...More

Thank msallen14
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in town during a rainy weekend so I decided to check out the MOCA. I am always disappointed when you are unable to photograph, however you are able to photograph one exhibit: the Dale Chihuly chandelier which is stunning. If you want a...More

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This s a great little museum. They feature a lot of local artists but some from out of the area as well. They put on a lot of different functions that center around the art and increase awareness. Another really nice feature is that they...More

1  Thank Travel_Dreammer
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Expected to see more. There really was not much to see. Could not take pictures in most areas. We had a coupon so that was good at least. Based on what we read we expected there to more at this museum and the Vibe Creative...More

Thank JenMS824
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Other than the Dale Chihuly Chandelier I found nothing worth seeing. My 19 year old daughter commented, "this isn't art. I can do this".

Thank LoriReel
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Attended a wedding here. The ceremony room was very small. The dressing rooms were extremely small. The custodial staff were a big help and very friendly.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Unusual exhibits often amazed that we get some of the artists we do. Good workshops, great gift shop, lovely museum and often good movies or plays there--weddings too!

1  Thank 2FOODY2017
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The highlight was the Chihuly piece tucked at the end of a very short self guided tour. Limited pieces, learned about the artistic expression of mental illness. Low cost of admission, beautiful flowers outside about about covers the whole visit.

1  Thank B3473BOangelat
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was a nice museum. I feel that the price of admission was a bit much. The art work on display was wonderful.

Thank Katina F
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Cool exhibits, kind of small but appropriately priced (especially with the student discount), definitely recommend!

Thank Aaron C
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
The website states, $7.70, $5.50 for students/seniors/military. You can check the website for the current exhibit/events going on as well.