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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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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Aurora, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very impressive small museum . . exhibits are very well done. We were fortunate to hear Seth Mayo speak .. an amazingly passionate speaker who held our two grandsons (10 & 15) captive for nearly an hour with an additional q&a period. Really enjoyed our visit there . . and if there is a time to revisit next year, a... More

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Crystal River
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were here about 20 years ago! We enjoyed the art, sculptures, and furniture. We spent about two hours there but had to leave before seeing all of the exhibits because they were closing! It was a good way to spend a rainy day,

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Fantastic outdoor nature trail, fun interactive kid area and very reasonable prices. Wasn't the best, cleanest or newest museum we've ever been to, but it kept us happily occupied on a chilly day during our spring break vaca.

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Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a rather dated museum and building, yet it has some pretty good qualities nonetheless. It's a hodgepodge of kid's museum, art museum, science museum, etc etc. There is a very good Coca-Cola Memorabilia collection and a very creepy teddy bear collection. The rest of the building has odd paintings, fossils, and artifacts. A little bit of everything. There... More

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CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

AAA book says leave a minimum of 1 hour to see it. No way! It needs 3 hours or more. Many exhibits of all types to enjoy by all types of folks.

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Cleveland, GA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went with friends to the MOAS, We has such a good time. It was hard keeping little hands from touching, but there is an area that is just for kids. Everything is hands on and they had such a great time playing and learning about how and why things work the way they do. I would suggest taking your... More

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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were in Daytona earlier this week, and it was too cold and windy for us to enjoy the beach. My aunt had heard about the museum, so we decided to check it out. We got coupons from the "See" magazine that saved us $5 each. The museum is much larger than I expected and has a variety of exhibits.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the art and the unique exhibits inside. There is a great collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, Teddy bears, trains, an authentic pharmacy and soda counter and lots of other unique treasures. For children under five, they may find this a bit boring and not enough to capture their attention. Outside, there is also a walking trail and a... More

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daytona beach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

this place keeps growing. honestly, it's more arts than sciences, but there is a lot of stuff. there is a wing that has a Cuban-American display of art, there is a rotating display of art, there is a display of Coca-Cola memorabilia from a local donor who might have been a founder of Coke in the area. he has also... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I've done nearly every kids museum/ history/ science museum in the country- I understand that they're currently renovating, but I expected a little more. I was very glad I had only gone because I found a groupon for them. The kid's area was pretty sad, half the exhibits either didn't work or were missing all of the pieces required to... More

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