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“Rainy day fun museum.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386 255 0285
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Ranked #13 of 76 attractions in Daytona Beach
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Museums, Beaches
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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.
Port Orange, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Rainy day fun museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Museum of Arts and Science is a great place to go in Daytona Beach. When we went to it the first time I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. The exhibits for adults are so interesting and they have a planetarium. If you have children don't miss it. There is a giant sloth, a hands on section for the children that is so much fun, a make believe pizza parlor (my grandsons favorite) and don't miss the stringless harp.

Visited April 2013
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MikeRomeo321
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Variety of Collections=Interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A Sunday afternoon visit--thought the place was closed. Looks it from the main street. Drove around back to the parking and entry. Greeted by two very nice staff workers. 50% off Military Discount, nice surprise. Toured the entire exhibit and maybe saw three other visitors. What a collection! I wasn't even aware of this place. Quickly read some Tripadvisor reviews prior to going so I knew the place was OK-enough. I really was surprised. After a couple minutes into the the tour I had to find out Who were the "Dows" and Who were the "Roots"? because this museum is mostly "their stuff"! We did not go into the Children's Museum and we did not tour the outside nature preserve. The planetarium was not open. We will go again and bring our teens...they'll like it. (oh, the guy said military are FREE after Memorial Day)

Visited April 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great getaway for poor weather”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

So this was a 5 all the way for me but a 3 for my wife. The kids loved the childrens museum and I was fascinated with the CocaCola history and the entire portion dealing with the Root family. The vast array of different items within this museum is a bit chaotic, but by having so many different items it guarantees that everyone will find something of interest. Go.

Visited March 2013
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Overland Park, Kansas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A Must to SEE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

What an array of collections! We started with the Planetarium show. WOW...this was fun, informative and took only about 20 minutes. This museum has delights for all. Especially enjoyed the Root Family area with vintage automobiles, restored railroad cars and Coca-Cola memorabilia.The preserved 13 foot tall skeleton of the giant ground sloth would be interesting to all ages. The Dow Gallery of American Art was one of our favorites too. Since this museum is self-guided you can go fast through rooms that you aren't interested in. The gift shop was just ok and could be improved with more items and books. One of our most favorite attractions of Daytona Beach!

Visited March 2013
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pleasant Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I enjoyed the permanent collection. Loved the visible storage area, I just wish there were more information about these pieces. Great Cuban exhibit.

Visited May 2012
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