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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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Nice museum

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

With its excellent collection of furniture, Coca Cola memorabilia, two vintage railroad cars (CB&B and Milwaukee Road) and more as well as the new Brown Museum of Florida Art next door, this is a really nice place to see. When you are tired of the beach and want a little culture, this is a must-visit place in Daytona Beach.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A new addition to the MOAS, this exhibit tells the story of Florida's past through paintings, A must see for anyone interested in Florida's art history. A tad sad due to the development of the land, saw paintings of my neighborhood in the early 1900's, such beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a beautiful collection and really worth experiencing. The fact that many local sites are depicted lends an added sense of being part of these works. The building has a very good feel to it and staff very friendly and knowledgable. I think you will enjoy it. Thank you to the Browns for this wonderful gift.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This museum (which needs a shorter nickname) is unexpectedly wonderful. There was not a seashell or painted coconut to be found in this Florida collection of paintings, just well composed and charming pictures of Florida's nature and cities. This is a private collection that just opened to the public last week. The Browns and I must share the same artistic... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I visited MOAS yesterday for the first time even though I have lived in the area for 8 years. What an amazing museum. Each exhibit was better than the previous one. I enjoyed the Cuban exhibit since Cuba is in the news recently. The Root Family of Daytona donated a large amount of the Coca Cola artifacts including the original... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

we were there when the museum was undergoing rebuilding. It really needs to be seen now with the new wing and all the Florida paintings

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