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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone Number: 386 255 0285
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Description: The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and...
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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This museum was great. We took our boys aged 7 to the Museum to beat the heat. They enjoyed it more than I expected. They had shows in the planetarium that they kids loved, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Paula G
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Corbin, Kentucky
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Corbin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was great. We took our boys aged 7 to the Museum to beat the heat. They enjoyed it more than I expected. They had shows in the planetarium that they kids loved, and the kids part of the museum was awesome. All of the staff was friendly that we talked, and always asking if they could help us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Museum of Art has a fabulous collection of European and American paintings which are historical documentation of early wild Florida and settlements. There are many early paintings of St Augustine, Ft Lauderdale as well as the St. Johns River. Barnum and Bailey Circus is depicted in its winter home in Sarasota. An original painting for an illustration by N.C. Wyeth... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My fiancé and I went to the laser rock Metallica show on Saturday. We got there about 15 minutes early and were able to see some of the artwork and the planetarium lobby. The doors opened 10 minutes before the show. The show lasted about 40 minutes. The laser rock Metallica show was absolutely phenomenal. I will warn that if... More 

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Floral City, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Enjoyed the variety of different displays, and cultures. The workmanship of the wooden furniture was fabulous.

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Bear
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The variety of the exhibits and there is a planetarium. I did not like the garden because it was boring.

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The new addition with the 'Old Florida" Exhibit was superb. Two full floors of galleries (with an elevator) oils, acrylics, watercolors. FABU

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We have been to this area a number of times in the past but we're surprised to see the new building. Even better were the paintings and the well thought out arrangement by topic or area. This plus the nature walk made for a very pleasant way to spend an alternating rainy/sunny day!

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed the exhibits, small but interesting. A one time visit for me. My friend got us in with her college student discount. If you watch for an interesting exhibit, worth the visit.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you like trains, cars, art, nature trails, Planetarium and much more this museum is a must see. One large room houses the history of Coca-Cola and medicine. There is a small charge and worth the short drive. The nature trails are free.

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oahu
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Kids area big enough to keep my 3 year old busy for about an hour. Museum Is small but nice. They have a train exhibit...but kids can't go on...so disappointed in that only. They do have a planitarium . but we didn't go. Cost extra and 1/2 movie every hour

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