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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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Great Museum with Great Art and Historical Information

The MOAS is one of the world's greatest museums. I would recommend specifically the Brown Museum of... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Janet H
Pleasanton, California
Beautiful pieces

Beautiful pieces from all over. The coke exhibit was my favorite. It was a good 2 hr spent on a... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The MOAS is one of the world's greatest museums. I would recommend specifically the Brown Museum of Art and the Root Family Museum, but almost the whole museum is fascinating. The Root Family Museum (the Root family made bottles for Coca-Cola) has a huge collection...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful pieces from all over. The coke exhibit was my favorite. It was a good 2 hr spent on a raining day. The staffs are very nice.

Thank mar1436
Reviewed 29 May 2017

very informative museum loved the coke exhibit.. Very nice building friendly staff... Worth a visit . There is a children's section the kids will enjoy. Art work from various areas.

Thank Pam12521
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The MOAS is well worth becoming a member! The cultural events bring this community to another level. The exhibits are world class. Start your visit in the main building Walk through the DOW wing, realizing the most impressive American artifacts are in this Southern beachside...More

Thank shop4u18
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We went to the Museum of Arts in Daytona Beach this week. We had toured the museum proper, my wife had visited the newer Florida art part. For me, this new part was a very good experience. The docent, Carol Ann, conducted an excellent, informative...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 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...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

Thank oma212
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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.

Thank RiverRats22
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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...More

Thank Herself1947
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

Thank PittFamx4
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We stay at Casa del Mar. It is part of a timeshare but they also rent rooms out to the public. It is right on the beach with underground parking. I had a great time there.