MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach: Hours, Address, MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences Reviews: 4.5/5

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Pat B
Ocala, FL100 contributions
Great rainy day experience
Jul 2021
a large and eclectic museum with a wide variety of art on display, as well as a "coca-cola" collection, antique weapons and visual storage. The planetarium shows are hourly and very good. A blue star museum, free to veterans and military members.
Written July 29, 2021
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Rachelle
3 contributions
Great exhibits
Jun 2021
I loved the different exhibits. My favorite was the Coca-Cola history and the Teddy Bears. I also liked the African Art.
Written June 14, 2021
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Rhino2525
Daytona Beach, FL1,818 contributions
Hidden Gem!
Jun 2021
My wife and I are still relatively new to Daytona Beach and decided to check out this museum today as they offer residents free admission on the first Tuesday of each month. We spent about 1.5 hours and only saw about 1/4 of the entire museum as it is deceptively large with many rooms and many collections including serval changing exhibits. It has a large 'hands-on' children section of the museum that we will definitely take our grandkids to and a planetarium (but the shows were all in the afternoons and we were there in the morning when it opened so we will come back in the afternoon to check-out). We have been to many museums world-wide and were really impressed to have such a nice hidden gem right where we live.
Written June 1, 2021
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Sunshine0803
Port Richey, FL237 contributions
Wonderful
Apr 2021
Great museum with so much to look at. Although we are seniors, don't pass up the children's rooms. They were so much fun and we actually learned some things. The planetarium movie we saw was very well done. We spent about 3 hours exploring this very large museum.
Written April 23, 2021
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MDKEFK
The Villages, FL28 contributions
Lovely museum!
Feb 2021 • Couples
Surprisingly pleasant, modern, well done museum with really nice, large natural park like grounds with raised walking paths. Also large park adjacent. All Florida natural. Museum also had eclectic displays, like all things Coca-Cola history and “visible storage”, with an amazing collection of stuff not filed elsewhere and not annotated. Unique. Also nice planetarium with varying hourly presentations. A thoroughly enjoyable surprise.
Written February 24, 2021
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bazbaz65
Jacksonville, FL73 contributions
Perfect for a rainy day!
Feb 2021
This was one of our favorite outings during a recent weekend getaway. Most of Daytona doesn't seem to think COVID exists. Our visit to the museum made us feel so comfortable. It might not be booming business days for them but it's the perfect time to check things out! Limited to 25% capacity and people actually wearing masks! We enjoyed the exhibits and decided to switch to an annual pass by the time we left as we know we'll be back. The lady at the front desk was very friendly as well. Nice 20-minute break to catch the Planetarium show as well. Can't wait to return.
Written February 22, 2021
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,397 contributions
Boring Planatariaum
Jan 2021
Went to the planetarium in the museum with the kids. The movie they showed on the sun was amateurish and boring.
Written February 8, 2021
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Penelope Y
Ormond Beach, FL22 contributions
A gem in Daytona Beach
Feb 2020
I highly recommend this museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian, MOAS has wonderful exhibitions, and the Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art has a wonderful collection of old Florida art. Then there is the planetarium. And you can’t miss the giant ground sloth! Outdoors, enjoy the walkway through the preserve.
Written January 1, 2021
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Laurieuhoo
Washington, IL254 contributions
Nice change of pace!
Oct 2020
Hubby and I visited a Monday morning and found this place to be really lovely and nicely laid out. There was a nice variety of art, as well as interesting collections and exhibits. We really enjoyed the variety! The place is spacious, well maintained, and has several benches for absorbing the art or just relaxing before moving onto another exhibit. The general admission includes one planetarium show, which was also very enjoyable. We felt the admission fee was fair. One thing I will mention is that it was pretty chilly in there, so you may wish to take a sweater or light jacket.
Written October 23, 2020
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easiwin1948
Chattanooga, Tennessee226 contributions
Very Interesting
Aug 2020
This museum has a little of everything. Cars, coke products, trains. It also has a planetarium. It is worth the time to check out.
Written September 3, 2020
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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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