In addition to the robust schedule of classes that meet throughout the year at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, we offer other educational programs both on and off our site.

Enrichment Classes at Your School: MoCA Arlington offers a variety of enrichment classes at local elementary schools in Arlington and Alexandria. Contact if you are interested in enrichment programming for your school.

Private Art Instruction: MoCA Arlington offers students of all ages the opportunity to work one-on-one with our professional instructors. This opportunity allows you to develop an individualized plan designed to meet your personal artistic goals. If you are interested in private instruction, please contact our staff at

Tuition Assistance: At MoCA Arlington, we believe that high-quality art education should be accessible to all. We strive to ensure that our tuition is competitively priced, but we understand that not everyone can afford MoCA Arlington’s tuition fees. Therefore, MoCA Arlington offers scholarships that can reduce tuition between 25 to 90% for qualified applicants. To apply, please complete our Tuition Assistance Form and return it to along with your most recent 1040 tax return so that MOCA Arlington staff can determine your eligibility. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. All members of a single family are potentially eligible to receive assistance, and students can register for one art class per semester with the reduced tuition.

Field Trips:

Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is a memorable learning experience for groups of all ages. MoCA Arlington offers a comprehensive field trip program, which caters to K-12 students and community groups. Groups will be guided through our contemporary art galleries and participate in a hands-on art workshop inspired by our current exhibitions on view.

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Birthday Parties: Have your birthday party at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington! Select an art project from our project menu. After an hour-long art workshop, the party will have time to enjoy cake and refreshments.

  • Each party session lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • Pick from three time slots: 10:00-12:00 pm, 12:00-2:00 pm, or 2:00-4:00 pm.
  • Minimum of 6 children. Maximum of 15 children. 1 adult per 10 children, 2 adults required for a maximum of 15 children. Max of 20 individuals (including both children and adults).
  • Refrigerator space can be made available upon request.
  • Parties must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Party favor bags are available at additional cost.
  • MoCA Arlington offers its birthday party program for ages 5+.

To book your birthday party and for more information, please contact

Scout Visits:

Are you and your scout troop looking to earn an art badge? Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington is the perfect place for troops! For more information and to book your troop’s visit, please contact us at Events must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.

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