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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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Wedding? Oh absolutely!

We attended a wedding at this location. With the background of the planetarium and were very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
randyw426
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Wood River, Illinois
Great Experience Lots to See!

This a great place we most enjoyed the old Coca Cola antique collections as well as the trains from... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Jarrieta55
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Miami, Florida
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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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352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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Reviewed yesterday

We attended a wedding at this location. With the background of the planetarium and were very pleased with how everything played out. Tours of the museum just made the whole atmosphere complete. Well worth the trip.

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

This a great place we most enjoyed the old Coca Cola antique collections as well as the trains from long ago. Stayed for the movie plenty to see and take looks of pictures! Will have to return on my next trip to Daytona Beach Florida.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Marvelous place to visit. Terrific art exhibits, old train exhibits, major and local artists, travelling exhibits, small snack shop, auditorium for special events, and a planetarium.

Thank Harvey M
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Visited MOAS this weekend & thought it was a well put together museum. The African Art exhibit was amazing,to say the least. The Cuban exhibit was very interesting too. Many,many good artworks,in many different realms of what we consider "Art." However,we found the staff very...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Lots to see for the family. The teddy bear collection is great. (As an extra treat, you have to find some special hidden ones.) A great Coca Cola exhibit, old cars, a couple of train cars. There are art and science exhibits that that are...More

Thank Annie H
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I brought our two year old here and we all had a blast! The children's museum was so much fun and had a wide variety of attractions for nearly any age. The whole building was clean and staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Museum of Art and Science Daytona Beach Florida was very exciting and I learned alot. I didn't know that Florida was or is Sloth country I thought it was gator country. I really enjoyed learning the history of Florida and also learned about the history...More

1  Thank chica12
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

We visited the MOAS on the second day of our vacation, as the entire week was going to be rainy and we needed some indoor activities to do. I found discount coupons for 25% off a ticket entry price in the brochure section of our...More

Thank Brittany R
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

The Grandkids ages 6 and 7 ask frequently to visit the Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach when they come visit. They have a great hands-on center for children. Also, there is a great exhibit of the birth and growth of Coka-Cola and...More

Thank SrSarge
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We went our kids didnt like the old art stuff but they did love the children's part and the trains part.. definitely takes time to see it all.. neat coke stuff there as well.. Definitely take the kiddos to the planetarium those shows are awesome...More

Thank Edfrmf
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bill b
April 30, 2018|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is definitely wheelchair accessible. Enjoy!
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Odella D
March 13, 2018|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Depends, do you just want to do the MOAS, or MOAS & the Brown museum?
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Nancy M
December 14, 2017|
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Response from kindergal | Reviewed this property |
We did the Planetarium so allow extra time if you are doing that. We spent 2+ hours because of that.
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