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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386 255 0285
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Ranked #12 of 76 Attractions in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Museums, Beaches
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,... more » 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wasn't that impressed with this place personally but I took my 2 young kids and they seemed to enjoy it. My whole point of going was for the kids to have something to do and for that it served it's purpose. Some interesting things to look at basically, nothing too mind blowing. I think the place could use a renovation... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is located by a park with trails through landscaping. Good place for the Fall. It has an interesting collection of items in its various rooms. Always a surprise around the corner. So it's also good for revisiting. And not too large for the elderly to walk around.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They are adding on to the buildings to provide more art and more science. They have a neat sky viewer. Different museum exhibits throughout the year. I should go more often!

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here not expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. The coca cola exhibit was worth the admission. They also have a Chinese exhibit that was beautiful. The African art was very interesting.

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Hampton, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was travelling with my grandkids and we got rained out of our other activity. The museum is well laid out and I was pleased that my grandkids, 13 and 6, enjoyed ALL the exhibits from African art to Chinese artifacts. They also had a children's museum which was exactly what you would expect a children's museum to be, messy,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Got a great deal on Groupon or I would have been disappointed with price because much of the museum was closed for renovations. Fabulous collection of art and collectibles...something for everyone. Highlights for us were the visible storage, Coke collectibles, and the giant sloth. Nature trail was nice but buggy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went because we saw they had a children's exploration section and thought it would be a good way entertain my children (ages 7 and 3) for the afternoon during the daily rain. We saw online that the prices were reasonable. When we arrived, the prices were double those advertised online but the kids' hopes were up so we went... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The exhibits are a living thing here, constantly in a state of flux, inviting you to visit again and again. I especially have enjoyed the planetarium, though that is undergoing renovations now. I can''t wait to see the new one! The museum has a great area for children to have hands-on experiences! Also, they have the bones of a giant... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Was through the whole museum in 45 minutes and we paid almost 60 bucks to get in. Their display cases in the one room are all shoved on shelves behind glass so you can't even see the majority of what is in there. Planetarium was closed even though on their website it states it will be open in summer of... More

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a wonderful day we spent here. If you like museums, you'll really like this one. Must see when in Daytona. At least once..

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