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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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Ranked #12 of 76 attractions in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Museums, Beaches
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,... more » 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. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
70 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Got a great deal on Groupon or I would have been disappointed with price because much of the museum was closed for renovations. Fabulous collection of art and collectibles...something for everyone. Highlights for us were the visible storage, Coke collectibles, and the giant sloth. Nature trail was nice but buggy.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went because we saw they had a children's exploration section and thought it would be a good way entertain my children (ages 7 and 3) for the afternoon during the daily rain. We saw online that the prices were reasonable. When we arrived, the prices were double those advertised online but the kids' hopes were up so we went... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The exhibits are a living thing here, constantly in a state of flux, inviting you to visit again and again. I especially have enjoyed the planetarium, though that is undergoing renovations now. I can''t wait to see the new one! The museum has a great area for children to have hands-on experiences! Also, they have the bones of a giant... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Was through the whole museum in 45 minutes and we paid almost 60 bucks to get in. Their display cases in the one room are all shoved on shelves behind glass so you can't even see the majority of what is in there. Planetarium was closed even though on their website it states it will be open in summer of... More

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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a wonderful day we spent here. If you like museums, you'll really like this one. Must see when in Daytona. At least once..

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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were disappointed that the west wing is closed until August. Everything else was great! Such interesting history, the giant sloth was great!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

MOAS is currently remodeling and updating exhibits so we were only able to experience 1/2 of the museum. What we did see was well curated and informative. The gift shop was limited in it's inventory.

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Flagler beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is not something we planned to do but it was raining and we were at a loss for a couple of hours, and after leaving the Olde style Krispy Kreme for a delicious hot coffee and sickly sweet delicious donut we stumbled across the museum just across the street. Wish we had been there earlier we could have easily... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great mix of History, memorabilia, Coke, Cars, artifacts, art and fossils. There was a great deal of local history and memorabilia associated with the Daytona area.

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Rome,Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Interesting museum. a little bit of several types of collections--American art, Coke memorabilia, Chinese porcelain, etc. Pleasant 2-hr visit.

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