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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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Daytona Beach Culture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Alexandria, Egypt
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19 reviews 19 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I knew about the new Cici and Hyatt Brown addition to the museum, but hadn't realized how great the other exhibits were, such fun to see the Coca Cola history artifacts, and especially the real train cars. The new addition is beautifully done, has some well-known artists like Audubon, N.C. Wyeth, and Thomas Hart Benton. Docent tour was very informative.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stopped by on Palm Sunday and found a small but interesting Museum with an eclectic collection, from a dinosaur fossil, to a large exhibit donated by a family that made their fortune from Coke bottling who donated some interesting artifacts. There are also other interesting gallery's ranging from Cuban, to fine collectables, to some nice Americana. Happy I stopped by.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What a great addition. Their collection of "Florida" art work is amazing and what is hanging on the walls is just a fraction of the exhibit. Absolutely beautiful.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a fabulous collection of Florida Art.....in an astounding architectural masterpiece! Can't wait to go back again!

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Florida USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The new new art museum named after collectors Cici and Hyatt Brown is housed in a separate new building on the property of the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Florida-themed paintings, mostly landscapes, are incredible works by a diverse range of artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The building itself is modern and constructed of high quality... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

i took my kids to the museum for spring break because of the planetarium and was disapointed. it was very outdated from the 70 or 80's.... the museum itself was ok but the kids loved the kids area lots of hands on activities for them to do.

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lexington, ky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Went with my dad and 8 year old daughter with intentions of just visiting the planetarium, but decided to get the museum and show passes once we arrived. We only had 45 minutes until our show so we had to move quickly but we really enjoyed the exhibits and were surprised how much was there! My daughter enjoyed the children's... More 

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Byron, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The building and the art displayed are all fantastic. The building pays a contemporary homage to a classic early American/Florida building style which provides a magnificent setting for a fabulous collection of paintings representing 18th & 19th century Florida themed art.

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