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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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+1 386-255-0285
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and...

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola(R) memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children's Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Museum's new West Wing will open to the public on October 30, 2015. The West Wing contains the Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, and a prehistory of Florida gallery, featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.

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We visited MOAS when my husband got sunburned and needed a break from the beach. There is something for everyone here! In addition to plenty of artwork, antiques, etc. you will... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited MOAS when my husband got sunburned and needed a break from the beach. There is something for everyone here! In addition to plenty of artwork, antiques, etc. you will find vintage cars, Coca-Cola memorabilia, train cars, and a children's area. An unexpected bonus was that the cost of one documentary film in the domed theater is included in... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the place It was close to where I lived and Tuesdays was free residents day so that was great

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice science and arts museum. The planetarium show was very good and educational. The children's interactive section will keep the little ones busy for a few hours.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MOAS is always a treat, no matter the day, month, or weather. The various exhibits - static and touring - make this a worthwhile stop when visiting the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach areas. As a former Coca-Cola employee from Atlanta a thousand years ago, I especially enjoyed the Root Family Coca-Cola memorabilia.

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Westfield, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the DB area and decided to take our kids to MOAS particularly to explore the children's museum part. Our first impression left us a bit unimpressed as there was only one person working the entrance when it opened, and she was on the phone for over five minutes (she never really even acknowledged us), then she signed... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't too bad for the admission cost for 3 adults, 2 kids. Interesting seahorse, stingray, turtle displays. Killed some time on our last day of spring break.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you have any curiosity in you, or just like history you must visit this museum. It has tons of artifacts, and - a lot of historical data to keep you engrossed for hours. I would recommend a minimum of three hours to see all of it. Don't forget to view the the films in the planetarium!

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DeBary, Florida
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I especially enjoyed the films on medical procedures. They were operations that I or my family had had. Very educational. The IMAX film on the Space Station was great and also very informative.

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Davenport, Florida
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

So not only do you get to go in and explore a cool place, an even cooler thing happens outside. There is a nature trail which I LOVE. There is also a beautiful fountain outside, that makes the noise of Daytona seem to disappear. The place is very clean. The staff is incredibly friendly. My kids had a great time... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday in the early afternoon. A show in the Planetarium is included in the admission price. The CocaCola exhibit is very interesting! The prehistoric exhibit is quite small but also well-done. The art exhibit in the main building is not impressive, but there is another building (Brown Museum) that displays the work of FL artists. We... More 

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