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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 #10 of 55 Attractions in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Beaches, Museums
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
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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New London, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Port Orange
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I get annual passes every year for my family. Just a nice fun place to go on a rainy day and never seems to get old.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very good brilliant variety, well worth an hour or two of your time Met the curator who gave us an extended chat about what they did. Shame she's retiring I bet she's an assett Take the time and go have a look

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Titusville, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Small museum but amazing exhibits. Can't wait to the other areas are open. Enjoyed the local seminar on Deland, Florida tugboats.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

FAEA had several classes at this museum. We had a reception at the museum and the caterers were amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful. The staff was knowledgeable and very supportive of the group's needs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Brought my 3 year old bonus son on fathers day he was not enjoying the museum but loved the kids section was in there for over two hours it was small and alot was roped off due to construction.

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