Voice of the People Students and Families Visit the Museum
Image courtesy of Ingrid Damiani.

Instilling an appreciation for contemporary art

Through its initiatives, MOCA Jacksonville serves the community, inspiring a love of the arts and creativity in nearly 16,000 children annually.

camp @ MOCA

MOCA Jacksonville's Art Camp offers creative art-making for ages 4-14. Experienced art educators teach a variety of media and skills while providing the contemporary art history context for each project.

Kids Art Lab 

Kids ages 6-10 join MOCA Educators for fun and engaging art activities inspired by a monthly theme. Each session includes a trip to the galleries to see how artists are inspired by STEAM topics, plus an interactive and creative project that attendees can bring home—but don't worry the mess of creation stays in MOCA's studios. Join us for Kids Art Lab the second Saturday of each month at noon! MOCA Members save 50% on Art Lab admission. 


Led by professional art educators, Made @ MOCA takes place during each First Wednesday Downtown Art Walk. It's a dynamic drop-in art-making experience designed for creators of all ages, skills levels, and abilities. 

Family Day 

One Saturday each Spring and Fall MOCA Jacksonville opens its doors to families for a day filled with arts education. Enjoy free admission, gallery access, art activities, and additional programs with community partners. 

Autism Creates

Autism Creates harnesses art and art-making activities as means of promoting expression and social interaction among children with ASD and their teachers, caregivers, and peers.

Weaver Educator

A gift from J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver has endowed an education position at MOCA Jacksonville. The core responsibilities of the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Educator for Family and Children’s Programs include designing school tours for thousands of students, crafting lesson plans for MOCA Jacksonville’s outreach programs, designing innovative art-making activities, creating curriculum for MOCA’s Art Camp, and conceiving in-gallery interpretative and activity guides for children of all ages. The Weavers’ generous gift helps ensure quality education programs at MOCA for years to come.

These programs are supported in part by the Winfield A. Gartner Memorial Fund for Children's Programs.