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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone Number: 386 255 0285
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history...

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the finest collection of American Art in the southeast, the largest collection of Cuban art outside of Cuba, a significant Chinese art collection, and Florida's prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth - the most complete and best preserved of its species. Also on display, is Coca-Cola entrepreneur Chapman Root’s lifetime collection of Americana, including two private rail cars. The museum’s theater, planetarium, and Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum make for a truly interactive experience.

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Eclectic collection of treasures that is better than ever and worth a detour

We have visited the Museum of Arts and Sciences for many years and it has always been a nice, if small, collection but the recent expansions are terrific and provide an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited the Museum of Arts and Sciences for many years and it has always been a nice, if small, collection but the recent expansions are terrific and provide an opportunity to showcase the museum's collection of treasures such that the museum is now worth a detour. The new wing with the collection donated by Jack Mitchell and his... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great thing to see even on a rainy day and the art museum even allows cameras as long as you do not use the flash.

Thank VictoriasTraveling
Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is always a nice place to enjoy the many fascinating sites. So much to see and do. They have a children's learning area, but adults enjoy it as much as the kids. It is really a neat place to visit. With Christmas coming up, they usually have many Christmas trees decorated. Beautiful!!

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Eagan, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a big fan of this place don't get me wrong but, after last night uncomfortable experience at the Mall of America my mind has changed big time. Wide open glass windows so everyone can see all the fun, and wide open doors for "specially kids" jump right at it; so inviting, so attractive, well, YEAH! Kids love it!... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a year ago and then again recently. I was thrilled to see wonderful new displays. I loved the Visible Storage room which features a somewhat eclectic group of real treasures. Great exhibit on Americana and Coca Cola. My husband enjoyed the Chinese Art. There is also a superior collection of Cuban art. The giant ground sloth is one of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is honestly one of my favorites, and we make a point of visiting every time we're in Florida. It's terrific for kids, families, couples, etc. Great collection of art, history, art history, science, archaeology, etc etc etc. Really, an amazing mix of things, from a huge Coca Cola history collection to giant sloth bones to full trains to dolls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MOAS in Daytona Beach Florida has unique exhibits and is growing. The Planetarium is one of the finest in the country and has a great selection of DAILY Shows. The BEST part of MOAS is their affiliation with NARM and ASTC museums. Join as a MEMBER with the FAMILY and you have FREE and REDUCED admission to over 800... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum several times now over span of 3 years and always enjoy it! The paintings are very beautiful, and all the various exhibits are so interesting. Our son and daughter-in-law who went with us the last time enjoyed it as well.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is laid out nicely. You can wander throughout it at your own pace. There is also an art museum on the grounds which is very, very nice. The art museum is filled with Florida art from the 1800's to present day. Visiting both museums would be a good day trip.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I live in Orlando and have been to Daytona Beach many times, mainly for beach activities and had no idea something like this existed. I'm so glad I discovered it, because it's a world class museum! Great for a rainy day at the beach too.

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