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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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Fun place for all!

My wife and I took our 4 year old here today. We went mainly for the children's area but found... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
jeremywestafer
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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new nasa exhibit

Went to the member's cocktail party for the new exhibit on loan from nasa showing the beginnings of... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
kerry19571125
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Port Orange, Florida
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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 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our 4 year old here today. We went mainly for the children's area but found that the other exhibits were really nice too. Lots of hands on activities for the little ones and a planetarium show is included with admission....More

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Reviewed February 9, 2017

Went to the member's cocktail party for the new exhibit on loan from nasa showing the beginnings of the space program. The exhibit was fascinating and included some items from mercury gemini and the shuttle programs. there even were some of the items that nasa...More

Thank kerry19571125
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Love the grounds and walking through the museum. Nice that they have a place to get a snack, lunch. Laser shows are the best

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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum is more art than science but not what you would normally expect when you see "art". This expanded the expectation to include beautiful furnishings and even clothing among other things. Unfortunately the adjacent trail was closed when we were there so don't expect...More

Thank Suzanne D
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

We really enjoyed this museum. Spent about 1 1/2 hours and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Art, jewelry, furniture, glassware etc,

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

We brought friends along and they loved their experience also. The new building is an architectural beauty in itself. Very worthwhile to see all that they offer.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

This museum and planetarium is perfect for the entire family! The main entrance also includes a planetarium show, interesting and fun!

1  Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Our family has a membership and we take all of our out-of-town guests here. It is a fabulous museum with wonderful exhibits, a great planetarium and fun things for the kids to do.

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Reviewed December 28, 2016

I found this place to be very enjoyable and relaxing, there was a very good exhibition on Coca Cola memorabilia and several galleries on Cuban, African and decorative arts. The Roaring 20s gallery exhibiting beautiful gowns was exquisite. Parking is available, the cost is adequate...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2016

This was such a great choice on a cold and windy 50+ degree day. Has such a variety of exhibits...the Coca Cola bottle designer history...China art exhibit...1920s flapper fashion...furniture an d art from 1800 and 1900's. Good time if you can't enjoy the beach.

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bill b
April 30, 2018|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is definitely wheelchair accessible. Enjoy!
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Odella D
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Depends, do you just want to do the MOAS, or MOAS & the Brown museum?
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Nancy M
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Response from kindergal | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2-3 hours but we also did the planetarium show.
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