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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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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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Largest Collection of Florida Art in the World

My sister invited my wife and I to the Museum of Arts and Science and we enjoyed our visit on a Saturday afternoon. The grounds contain a Planetarium, the Charles and Linda... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
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Titusville, Florida
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

My sister invited my wife and I to the Museum of Arts and Science and we enjoyed our visit on a Saturday afternoon. The grounds contain a Planetarium, the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Art Museum. The art museum contains 2,600 oil and watercolor paintings dating back to the 1800s. All the paintings... More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Its a beautiful museum inside and has some very nice works of art. I enjoyed seeing the history of florida and the area in paintings/art. The children area was fun for my 4 year old. She loved the pulley system you pull yourself up with. Shooting the ball in to a net was also a hit! Everything was a bit... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

If you and your family are art, science and history buffs, this is a must see while in Daytona Beach. The museum has a sister facility that we did not visit. This one has 3 wings with loads of exhibits in each. There is also, for the same price, a small sculpture garden and a boardwalk. For a little bit... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The contents were interesting, however I found it unfair that in order to visit the planetarium you were only able to view ONE of the many other interesting series of events.( had to pay for extras)

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our 2 and 4 year old grandkids loved the hands on experiences. We stayed until closing, they did not tire of this place. The Planetarium was enjoyable for them as well and also the museum artifacts.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The museum has a lot to see so I would allow for several hours. There are many different displays ranging from paintings to artifacts to a giant sloth skeleton, really something for everyone. I highly recommend the "Florida Sky at Night" show in the planetarium. They've recently added a Honey Baked Ham café which is a great spot for lunch... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I was a little bit concerned to be bringing my four children here, because they are more accustomed to "hands on" exhibits. However, there were so many interesting things to look at that it wasn't really a problem. My boys especially loved the weapons exhibit and the race cars. Thanks for a great day!

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a small museum but pack all you want to see in it. They have the largest Cuban art in Florida which was thoroughly enjoyed. There is also an adjacent museum that has Florida art. It is really worth seeing.

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Brewster, New York
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I took my grandson (22 months old) to MOAS twice in Jan and once in Feb when we were visiting. He loves the place. Only went to the hands on science center and the car/Coke exhibit. The hands on science section is really fun for kids. If you are staying in Daytona, this is definitely worth visiting. You can get... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Been around the world and seen dozens of museums. Now I live here in Daytona. The MOAS is a great though small museum. About 1/4 of the museum is Coca Cola history from early 20th century (the Root family designed and manufactured the classic Coca Cola bottle..this is their story). The rest is way better and very diverse. Price is... More 

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