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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386 255 0285
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$145*
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Ranked #14 of 78 Attractions in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Beaches, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Where to start -- so much to see at this museum. It is a must for anyone visiting the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area. Love the beautiful furniture and art in the museum - some of the finest pieces of antique furniture in any museum and certainly the best in FL. The Coca Cola exhibit, bear exhibit, Cuban exhibit, train cars,... More

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Port Orange
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I get annual passes every year for my family. Just a nice fun place to go on a rainy day and never seems to get old.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very good brilliant variety, well worth an hour or two of your time Met the curator who gave us an extended chat about what they did. Shame she's retiring I bet she's an assett Take the time and go have a look

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Titusville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Small museum but amazing exhibits. Can't wait to the other areas are open. Enjoyed the local seminar on Deland, Florida tugboats.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

FAEA had several classes at this museum. We had a reception at the museum and the caterers were amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful. The staff was knowledgeable and very supportive of the group's needs.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Brought my 3 year old bonus son on fathers day he was not enjoying the museum but loved the kids section was in there for over two hours it was small and alot was roped off due to construction.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Wasn't that impressed with this place personally but I took my 2 young kids and they seemed to enjoy it. My whole point of going was for the kids to have something to do and for that it served it's purpose. Some interesting things to look at basically, nothing too mind blowing. I think the place could use a renovation... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This museum is located by a park with trails through landscaping. Good place for the Fall. It has an interesting collection of items in its various rooms. Always a surprise around the corner. So it's also good for revisiting. And not too large for the elderly to walk around.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They are adding on to the buildings to provide more art and more science. They have a neat sky viewer. Different museum exhibits throughout the year. I should go more often!

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here not expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. The coca cola exhibit was worth the admission. They also have a Chinese exhibit that was beautiful. The African art was very interesting.

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