Small Groups and Individuals Look at the Permanent Collection
Image courtesy of Thomas Hager.

Downtown Jacksonville's premier art museum

A trip to Northeast Florida is incomplete without a visit to MOCA Jacksonville. Put the museum on your must-do list, whether you live in Jacksonville or you're visiting from out of town.


Museum Hours 

TUESDAY - SATURDAY // 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SUNDAY // 12 - 5 p.m.

CLOSED MONDAY

THIRD THURSDAYS
Enjoy extended hours from 5-9 p.m. featuring special programming, a bar, and food specials.

2022 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

  • January 17: Martin Luther King Day
  • May 30: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 5: Labor Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 23-25: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 24-25: Christmas Holiday
  • December 31-January 1: New Year Holiday


Admission

Adults: $8

Seniors, Military, Students*: $5

Children (2-12): $5

Children younger than 2: FREE


VyStar-Logo

VYSTAR FREE SATURDAYS

Through VyStar Credit Union's generous support, members of the community will have greater access to contemporary art through free admission every Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


ANNUAL FREE ADMISSION

COVID-19 Frontline Workers 

Visitors on Unemployment

MOCA Jacksonville Members

UNF Students

UNF Employees and One Guest


Special promotions


LIBRARY CARD HOLDERS
Free admission to MOCA is available on the last Friday each month with library card. All Jacksonville Library card holders—including residents, educators, students, military, and those who hold active non-resident cards—are eligible for this benefit.

Military Members*

MOCA provides free admission through the Blue Star Museums program to active duty military, including Reserves and National Guard, and their immediate family members Memorial Day through Labor Day. Some special events or limited-time Museum exhibitions may not be included in this program.

COLLEGE STUDENTS* 
Free admission Tuesday – Friday 1:30 - 5 p.m.


* Identification required: Members (membership card), Seniors (proof of age 60 years and older), Active and Retired Military (military ID), Students (current ID)

VISITOR POLICIES

MOCA Jacksonville is a space for the discovery, learning, and sharing of ideas. We are committed to creating a welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment for every visitor. We ask that you assist us in providing a safe and respectful experience to all. MOCA staff may refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct does not comply with the policies below. 

respect for others

Disorderly conduct and aggressive, abusive, or obscene language are not permitted. 

SOCIAL DISTANCING 

Visitors to the museum are recommended to practice safe social distancing while in the museum by remaining six feet apart from other guests.

contactless payment

All of our payment is contactless. Cash will not be accepted, but cards, apple pay, etc. can be used. Transactions include admission, membership, and the bar when open during special events. 

BAGS AND UMBRELLAS

MOCA Jacksonville requires visitors to check umbrellas and oversized items at the entrance. The Museum reserves the right to refuse items and is not responsible for items left at the front desk. All bags are subject to staff inspection.

CAMERAS

Photography without flash for personal use is permitted unless otherwise noted on specific objects. Commercial photography and videography must be pre-arranged through mocamedia@unf.edu. Selfie sticks, tripods, lights, or other large camera equipment are not permitted in the galleries. Wardrobe changes and photography that interferes with the experience of other museum guests is not permitted.

GALLERIES

Please do not touch the artwork on display.

MOBILE DEVICES

As a courtesy to others, visitors are asked to silence their mobile devices.

NO SMOKING, FOOD, OR DRINKS

Food and drinks are permitted only in the lobby, theater, and restaurant. They may not be carried into the galleries or other areas. Smoking, vaping, or use of other tobacco products are not permitted inside the Museum.

SKETCHING

Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 9 x 12 inches. Easels and sitting on the floor are not permitted. Please see a security officer to request a stool while sketching in the galleries.

STROLLERS

Baby strollers are permitted at all times, but food or drink accompanying stroller must be checked. Stroller parking is available on the fifth floor near the Art Explorium.

LOST ITEMS

Please contact the front desk at 904-620-1214 to inquire about lost items.

PETS

Pets are not allowed in the Museum. Service animals are permitted, please see below for additional details.  


DIRECTIONS

From I-95 North of Downtown, exit on Union Street, then head east to Main Street. Turn right on Main Street, travel four blocks then turn right on Duval Street. Travel one block to North Laura Street, turn left, and the Museum is immediately on the left.

PARKING

  • From the above directions, there is a public parking garage on your right immediately after you turn onto Duval Street between Main Street and Laura Street.
  • Metered street parking is available throughout downtown (free weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day on weekends).
  • School buses and motor coaches may park at TIAA Bank Field after dropping off passengers.
  • MOCA Members receive free two-hour parking in the Duval Street Garage. Ask the front desk about validating your parking pass when checking in. 


Accessibility

Autism Creates

Autism Creates is an educational initiative designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other exceptionalities. While children with ASD struggle with verbal communication, social relations, and sensory development, creative art-making activities enable them to foster new means of self-expression and communication.  Click here to learn more. 

ASL Interpretation

An American Sign Language interpreter is present at all in-person lectures and exhibition openings. Interpretation is available by request for any program. Contact hellomoca@unf.edu

Accessible entrance

A power-assisted doorway that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act is located at the front of the building to the left.

Courtesy wheelchairs

All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available upon request; please see the front desk associate. The wheelchair is available free of charge; leaving a driver’s license or other identification with the front desk is required.

lift & Elevator Access

Lift access to the Atrium and upper level of the theater is available. The lift may be used by anyone with mobility restrictions. Please see front desk for assistance. All other levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator. 

Service animals 

The Museum allows service animals as defined by the Disability Rights Florida organization, which means animals trained to perform tasks for individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to guiding a person who is visually impaired or blind, alerting a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, assisting with mobility or balance, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, retrieving objects, or performing other special tasks. MOCA Jacksonville allows trained services animals, including psychiatric service dogs, but does not allow emotional support animals, companion animals, or pets. 

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are available in garages on both Duval and Monroe streets. Metered parking spaces are available across Laura Street in front of the Museum for vehicles with valid disabled parking permits or license plates on a first-come, first-served basis. Other metered parking spaces are available on Duval and Monroe streets. Metered spaces are free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays.