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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
Phone Number: 13862550285
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and...

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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Went to the museum and we had a good time. some of the exhibits didn't interest me but I liked the one for the Coke company, the train one and the Florida one. the planetarium... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the museum and we had a good time. some of the exhibits didn't interest me but I liked the one for the Coke company, the train one and the Florida one. the planetarium show was interesting

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new museum in Daytona, the Brown art collections are wonderful. Lots of classical pieces as well as Florida themed works. Well worth an afternoon, lots of fun events scheduled throughout the year as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go learn something kid loved It great way to spend the afternoon on a hot day very informative

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I just had to get out of the house Sunday, so we just started driving, and saw the sign and decided to stop in. It was Sunday, and they close at 5, so we didn't have nearly enough time for everything. The historical museum was the first thing we saw, and it was very good - a lot... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive Coke exhibit from the Root Family includes 2 luxury train cars, a Pullman and Hiawatha, on tracks, Coke trucks, Honeymoon Lincoln Convertible car, Indy race cars, bottlers, coolers, dispensers and an entire drugstore. Planetarium offers hourly educational shows for adults and children. Colorful Cuban Art is on display. Children can enjoy all the activites in the science area testing... More 

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to a lot of museums and this was okay. Had a pretty good variety just not a lot of anything. It was expensive to get in I thought but I try to give to the arts anyway. I was done in about 2 hours. I think it is worth your time.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great hands on section for kids...planetarium...beautiful furnishings and art...check out the full-size train cars...membership also gets you into museums around the world

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful collections of all kinds of interesting stuff. Very well displayed and labeled. A real hidden find. Even grate as a destination on a sunny day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned a lot and took many nice pictures at this museum. It is a quiet place to stroll around in and just enjoy.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great area for kids to interact and have hands on experiences, coke display is extensive and the other areas are amazing too. Worth the trip and nice ac

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