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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone Number: 386 255 0285
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Ranked #13 of 69 Activities in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Beaches, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Beaches, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Good Planetarium, extensive and varied exhibits. Interesting family collections. Nice for a rainy day. Not at all crowded.

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NYC
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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We saw a sign for Museum and followed it, much to our delight. This is a small but well-curated and well-designed museum and is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute on some level. On display were two private railcars used by the man who patented the Coca Cola bottle shape - Mr. Root. The Root Family Museum contains a large display... More 

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Summerfield
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

On a cloudy, cool day we decided to find something worthwhile to do. The newspaper had reviewed the Museum a couple of days before, so we decided to give it a look. We did not expect to find a first class museum with so much variety in Daytona Beach area. We arrived about 10 am stayed until 11:30 when we... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The regular part of the museum is quite nice, especially for the $12.95 entry price ($10.95 for senior and free for children 5 and under). The visible storage locker part is not only lovely to look at but perfect when you have a one year old with you ... can't touch anything! There is a room full of beautiful artwork,... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The planetarium is comfortable and educational. The museum is very informative and has a wide range of exhibits.

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New London, Connecticut
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is not your usual arts and sciences museum, but many will find it even more interesting. We especially enjoyed the Root family exhibit with old rail cars. If you are a lover of things past, you'll find the the coca cola exhibit absolutely fascinating -- and be ooohing and aaawing about Coke relics you haven't seen in years. And... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Eclectic mix of private collections. Excellent planetarium show in their new planetarium. Interesting Giant sloth fossil which was found locally. Don't miss walking around the outside boardwalk - very cool and it's free.

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Burlington, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

very nice rail car display-ex Rio Grande Dome Car and ex Milwaukee Road Observation. Also interesting race car display (Indy Cars!) and an immense collection of Coke memorabilia. Cuban Art hall is very cool too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went here to see the Christmas tree displayed for bidding and enjoyed the museum's displays especially the Coca-Cola ones. As a added bonus we saw the planetarium show on Galileo and it was spectacular! The show highlighted the development of the telescope. We plan to become members to return for the many upcoming shows. This is a family geared... More 

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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Where to start -- so much to see at this museum. It is a must for anyone visiting the Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area. Love the beautiful furniture and art in the museum - some of the finest pieces of antique furniture in any museum and certainly the best in FL. The Coca Cola exhibit, bear exhibit, Cuban exhibit, train cars,... More 

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