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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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Cici and Hyatt Brown Art Building at MOSA

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very nice place to visit. They had something for just about anyone. Most veriaty of any museum I was ever in.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This Museum is worth a special trip, but only for the Brown Museum of Art portion. The original part, in a separate building, is not worth the bother. The MOAS as originally constituted houses strangely conflicted and confusing collection of decorative arts and furniture, mixed with railroad cars, a ground sloth skeleton, and other miscellania, the MOAS portion of this... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This review of the MOAS's newest addition of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art located adjacent to the MOAS. This new museum has an impressive collection of Florida art: art inspired by Florida and by artists who lived in FL or were just passing through. It is well laid out and there is plenty of space for lots... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped by MOAS on a rainy afternoon while staying at Daytona Beach. This has a small collection by large city standards, but a fairly decent sized collection for a city the size of Daytona. The Cuban art exhibit was excellent and unique, spanning centuries of Cuban history with examples of many styles. The giant sloth skeleton is probably the... More 

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