A Small Group of Visitors Takes a Tour of the Galleries During the Exhibition Southern Exposure

Make your visit to MOCA one to remember

MOCA Jacksonville supports art education through quality programs for schools and community organizations.

The Museum offers tours for pre-K through high school and adults. Led by professional Museum educators, MOCA Jacksonville’s multifaceted tour program emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and fosters an appreciation of modern and contemporary art. Works of contemporary art are often meant to present viewers with questions. MOCA tours incorporate inquiry-based learning, a process in which viewers are encouraged to generate knowledge through a dynamic exchange of information.

How do I schedule a tour?

Please have this information available when you book your tour by clicking the button below:

  • The name and address of the group
  • The name and phone number of the contact person
  • The number, age, and grade level of visitors
  • First and second choices for your tour date
  • Any special needs

Schedule your tour

School Tours

  • Each paid school tour is 90 minutes long. During this time, students join an educator-led gallery tour of Project Atrium, the Permanent Collection, and seasonal exhibitions; participate in a hands-on, grade-specific art activity; and spend time in our interactive Art Explorium.
  • Admission is $9 per student.
  • A maximum of 10 chaperones admitted free; each additional chaperone is $9.
  • A maximum of 60 students is allowed per tour time, with a 10 student minimum.

School Tour Curriculum

MOCA Jacksonville provides the following, grade-specific tours:

PRE-SCHOOL: LINE AND COLOR

Interact with line and color in the galleries, identifying these elements in displayed works and participate in engaging discussion to enhance the experience and understanding of contemporary art. 

KINDERGARTEN: PICTURING PEOPLE

Explore MOCA Jacksonville’s contemporary portraits. Some look real like a photograph, while others, are abstract depicted with extra eyes and misplaced features.

FIRST GRADE: THE SHAPE OF THINGS

Examine objects that illustrate organic, geometric, and free form shapes. Students will expand their understanding of the elements and principles of art and design such as line, form, color, texture and shape. 

SECOND GRADE: MATERIALS IN ART

Discover how artist use different materials, such as ink, paint, film, metal, clay and more to create art and participate in hands-on activities exploring various art making supplies.

THIRD GRADE: COLOR AND LANGUAGE

Examine and explore the emotions and meanings behind various colors in a work of art and develop a more extensive color vocabulary through expressing temperature, value, and hue.

FOURTH GRADE: READ, WRITE, AND DRAW

Investigate the various methods of communication by relating visual and written forms of expression to gain an understanding of the artists intentions and aesthetic decisions.

FIFTH GRADE: SCIENCE AND MATH IN ART

Experience how artists incorporate scientific methods and mathematical principles into their creative processes to produce one of a kind artworks.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: IS THIS ART? NONTRADITIONAL ART

Delve into Contemporary Art movements and discover important concepts and influences that generate new mediums and artistic processes. 

HIGH SCHOOL: DISCOVERING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Encounter works from the permanent collection and featured exhibitions that encourages self-exploration, personal involvement, and interaction between viewers and artwork.

STEAM PASSPORT PARTICIPANTS

We look forward to working with you this year. We will contact with you about your pre-scheduled tour as we work with Duval County Public Schools to serve you and your students.

Adult Tours

MOCA Jacksonville offers in-depth tours that explore the many facets of contemporary art. Led by professional museum educators, these tours allow groups to examine, critique, and understand the Museum’s Permanent Collection and featured exhibitions in great detail. Adult tours are $10 per person with a minimum of ten participants.

College Students

Teacher-led student group tours are FREE with advance reservation Tuesday-Friday 1:30–4 p.m. University of North Florida students are free with current ID.


Hello There

Staff Profile Kiersten Lampe

Kiersten Lampe

Tour and Camp Program Coordinator

Kiersten Lampe graduated in 2014 from the University of Florida where she received her bachelor's degree in art history. Prior to working at MOCA Jacksonville, she served as the learning and engagement assistant at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she developed and facilitated educational programs for children and families. Lampe moved back to Florida and began working at MOCA in 2015 as the outreach coordinator. She coordinates and supervises MOCA's winter, spring, and summer Art Camp. Lampe also serves as a Museum educator for family and children's programming.