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Tours at MOCA

Tours

MOCA’s guided tours provide visitors with an interactive and engaging museum experience. Museum educators and trained docents give tours to adults and students of all ages. Visitors can come time after time and always learn and see something new in both our permanent collection galleries and featured exhibition spaces. Tours are specially tailored to the individual group in order to provide the most meaningful experience for all visitors. Tour rates apply to groups larger than 10. MOCA can accommodate up to 60 people per tour time. For more information please review. All Tours, including self guided groups, require a tour reservation.

School Tours

Welcome Duval County Public School teachers!

We look forward to corresponding with each of you this week to schedule your group tour at MOCA Jacksonville. There are enough spots for everybody, and we are happy to work with you via email on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have submitted an email, you are welcome to report that you have contacted us and are in negotiations for an exact tour date. We will respond to your request as soon as possible and before the end of this week.

For further information on the tours available for different grades levels and times of the year, please download the pdf.

Due to the high volume of requests we are receiving today, please submit your information as follows:
  • Email our Tour Coordinator, Jackie Gallagher, at jgallagher[at]mocajacksonville.org.
  • Please provide your name, school, grade level, class size, and three time slots in order of preference for initial consideration.
  • Available time slots are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. for up to 60 students.

“How do I know that MOCA works for my students? They never stopped talking about what they saw and did. Even my most verbally challenged students were able to express their joy and satisfaction with this experience. As a teacher, when I accompany my students on a field trip I pray that it is something that they really buy into and want to have more of. The lights in their eyes and their questions about how things were made or constructed was evidence.”

— Victoria Adkins-Anderson
Intellectual Disabilities Educator
Carter G. Woodson Elementary School


Adult Tours

Contemporary art elicits a broad range of responses; some people are inspired and deeply moved, while others feel confused and bewildered. MOCA Jacksonville can provide Docent outreach to your group or organization presenting an overview of the collection and open discussion about contemporary art in its historical context. Adult tours accommodate the interests and needs of your group and consist of a one-hour overview of permanent and featured exhibitions as well as time for individual exploration. Groups have the option to participate in a studio activity where they will create a work of art in response to their tour. MOCA is handicapped accessible with free wheelchairs available on request.

Adult tours are $10 per person with a minimum of 10 participants.


College students

Teacher-led student group tours are FREE with advance reservation Tuesday – Friday 1:30–4pm. UNF students Free with current ID.