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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: 13862550285
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and...

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola(R) memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children's Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Museum's new West Wing will open to the public on October 30, 2015. The West Wing contains the Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, and a prehistory of Florida gallery, featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.

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Really interesting place

If you want to see both the arts and science exhibitions best to get the combo ticket, cheaper than buying the two seperate ones. Variety of "rooms" such as Chinese, Cuban etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Strahilovo
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192 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see both the arts and science exhibitions best to get the combo ticket, cheaper than buying the two seperate ones. Variety of "rooms" such as Chinese, Cuban etc. High quality stuff and interesting. The comination of exhibits is certainly different! If you go to the Science exhibition only you can get lunch at the Arts museum.... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were surprised to find this museum of such a high quality in Daytona. There were diversified exhibits in the gigantic three buildings. We enjoyed the art, teddy bear collection, Coca Cola memorabilia, antique furniture, train cars, and the Chinese exhibit. Perhaps next year we will go to the additional building of Florida art.

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Thank Susan T
Daytona Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

take your time to stop by the remodel is wonderful I hadnt been here since like '05. the educational experience and fun is wonderful for all ages.

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Thank dilpickles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I were surprised to find a museum of this quality I'm Daytona ! It has quite an eclectic mix of exhibits

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Thank Helen D
Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice eclectic museum to spend a few hours. 2/3 of the space has artwork of various types - Cuban, Chinese, portraits, etc... Many pieces has interesting short writeups of the artist and/or subject. The rest of the space has displays of a wide assortment of other stuff - furniture, glassware, weapons, cars, coke machines, 2 railroad cars, African animal photos,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to MOAS as we passed through Daytona Beach. We have a membership with reciprocity to the MOAS so decided to stop. There are a variety of art exhibits to entice all tastes. Our membership, and the general admission, allows for one planetarium show. There are numerous shows during the day to select from. The museum states... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little museum has improved year by year and now features a renovated wing, including a new planetarium. It's sister building features the Hyatt & Cici Brown collection of Florida art, probably the best in the world.

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Thank westwind243
Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the admission price. Beautiful artwork, old weaponry and antiques. Plan to spend about 2 hrs and planetarium is included in the admission price

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Seminole, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought that this would be a small minimal museum but was pleasantly surprised at the amazing exhibits. This place had 2 old passenger train cars and just a wonderful amount of stuff. Since new to the area, may consider even volunteering.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful docent that made it an informative and fun experience. In fact, the docent was as interesting as the subject matter.

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