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Photo by Gabe Melson.

Make your visit to MOCA one to remember

MOCA Jacksonville offers in-person and live virtual tours for all ages to explore the world of contemporary art.

Want to explore the museum from the comfort of home? Click here for a self-guided 360 Virtual Tour.


LIVE GUIDED VIRTUAL TOURS 

A live video tour experience enjoyed from the safety of home. Virtual tours are available on Thursdays and by appointment. To make an appointment, email Kiersten Barnes at k.barnes@unf.edu.


IN-PERSON MUSEUM TOURS 

Tour the galleries and for an exclusive look at our newest exhibitions. Tours are offered every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Click here to register!


PRIVATE GROUP VIRTUAL TOURS

Private group virtual tours are available Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reservations required at least 2 weeks advance notice.

Our dynamic virtual tours are conducted live through Zoom using MOCA’s new 360 Virtual Tour Platform. All tours are led by MOCA staff and include all exhibition spaces unless otherwise requested.

GROUP RATES

  • Up to 20 attendees / $5 per individual
  • Up to 50 attendees / $200 per tour
  • More than 50 attendees / $300 per tour

To schedule your private virtual tour, contact mocatours@unf.edu or 904-620-4204


How do I schedule a Virtual School tour?

Click here to learn more about our virtual school tour offerings.

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 

*MOCA Jacksonville is currently only offering virtual 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 $5 per student.
  • A maximum of 10 chaperones admitted free; each additional chaperone is $5.
  • 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 Barnes

J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Educator for Family and Children’s Programs

Kiersten Barnes 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. Barnes 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. Barnes also serves as a Museum educator for family and children's programming.