MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
4.5
11:00 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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  • Lisa GM
    Bradenton, Florida71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t believe it took 4 years to find this gem!
    I’ve been visiting the area since my student started college in Daytona. It took his senior year to find this amazing museum. SO MUCH to see! Fantastic display of WEBB vs Hubble photos. The gallery annex was an even bigger treat. Stunning collection of original art. Well done MOAS! Well done! I’m going to need more time next visit
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • TennG78
    Clarksville, Tennessee164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just Go
    Third stop on a one day trip to Daytona Beach in October 2023. The museum doesn't look like much from the outside. Parking was great, found a great spot on a Friday afternoon. We loved the Coca-Cola exhibit!! It was definitely unexpected and made the stop worthwhile. The trains were cool as well, just wish their was more to it though. Some kids may get a kick out of the teddy bear display.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • WindsweptSaint
    Panama City, Florida24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best museum experience
    This museum was one of the best museums I have been to in a while. We where there over 2 hours enjoying the multiple areas. I think our favorite was the nostalgic area. They had full size trains, old cars and a full size replica of a historical soda shop and pharmacy. The art museum was in another building and was just as wonderful.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Cindy K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience.
    The atmosphere was clean and bright. My favorite was the WW2 exhibit. Also enjoyed the Roots family exhibit was cool as well. Disappointed that the train was closed for a private affair, but overall a good way to spend the rainy day in Daytona.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 12, 2024
  • BillBergia
    Mount Dora, Florida11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff goes beyond and above for customer service
    I’ve been a member before renewed my membership, but realized I needed to upgrade . I emailed membership received an email asking for my phone number. Called them talked on the phone. Had my membership upgraded less than two minutes. extremely professional plus a wonderful facility best value in all of Florida.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2024
  • 1952ja
    Massachusetts128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit.
    Great visit. We had a wonderful time visiting this museum, so much so that we became members. Entrance fee is waived the first Tuesday of the month, I recommend the visit. We look forward to going back often during the upcoming year.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Kerrie O
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than we expected!
    The Museum and art center were amazing and were totally worth it. We were there over 5 hours! Both the arts and sciences buildings were well layer out with interesting facts on the placards. Both had exhibits that you definitely did not miss walking around. Totally more than we expected!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2024
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Laurieuhoo
Washington, IL239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Denise B
Warren, MI70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful museum with an eclectic assortment of paintings and natural sciences. Very easy to get around as everything is on one level and laid out in a W. Restaurant was closed the day we visited but the gift shop had snacks and drinks to purchase. There is a small counter in the gift shop to eat at. You can not bring food or drinks into any of the galleries. Give yourself four hours to see all the exhibits and one showing at the planetarium.
Written February 27, 2020
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simplysme
simplysme17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
On a whim my mom, sister and I decided to drop in to check this place out. It was late in the day, so we only spent a couple of hours, but it was well worth it. The exhibits were wonderful and we even caught one of the planetarium shows (I recommend you do so as well). We're already planning to visit again the next time we're in Daytona. We are going to check out their sister museum as well.
Written February 28, 2020
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StusanO
Cleveland, OH49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The Frida Kahlo exhibit was impressive but not permanent. This is more of an art than science museum but has a little bit of everything. Planetarium, African Art, homage to Coka Cola bottling, early American art, and more. We went on a Sunday and it wasn’t crowded. It also has a children’s section.
Written March 7, 2020
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MDKEFK
The Villages, FL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Pat B
Ocala, FL104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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1952ja
Massachusetts128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great visit. We had a wonderful time visiting this museum, so much so that we became members. Entrance fee is waived the first Tuesday of the month, I recommend the visit. We look forward to going back often during the upcoming year.
Written February 22, 2024
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creativekristy
Worthington, MN191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
1st visit. Was very shocked. Was pretty good. We went for the planetarium, and the art and kids museum was nice. My husband was not into the art but he liked it. My daughter is a teen and enjoyed it. We missed the Andy Warhol traveling art show (time to meet family). We would go back. I would recommend getting the combo ticket so you can see the fine art museum next door. I also recommend coming early, see the first show, the walk around after and buy 2nd show to the planetarium. See two shows if timed right and we’ll worth it.
Written May 30, 2022
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Where-2-go-4-help
West Palm Beach, FL1,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Fabulous museum & planetarium (included with admission). They have two full sized train cars. It's decor is like you're in a subway station. You can take as many selfies and photos as you like. In fact, they encourage it.

They have many large rooms to explore. I don't want to spoil the experience. Some include: a Coke-cola room, a doll room, turn of the century drug store & diner setup, children's hands-on touch room, visual experience room, many types of antique furniture and glassware to see and enjoy.. (Don't worry it's behind plexiglass, safe for the little-ones) (That's enough for now) I don't want to spoil the rest.

There's a little area out the museum the little ones can make music and a nature trail to explore.

There's a gift shop. Really good prices and discounts.
Written May 6, 2022
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JamesSchroer
Port Orange, FL194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Very interesting place. Great variety of things. Some art, some history, some science. The planetarium was small but very nice. You could spend a short time there or all day as there is a lot to read and look at. They have special days for locals and Bank of America card holders that can get you in for cheap or free (I cannot remember what they said exactly).
Written December 24, 2022
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