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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We learned a lot and took many nice pictures at this museum. It is a quiet place to stroll around in and just enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our family (including 3 young children) and were very pleasantly surprised with the facilities and programs. There were educational videos in the Planetarium that were educational and engaging for the children. The Childen's section was also very fun for the children. There were art and historical exhibits for the adults and a green conservation area to walk... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not disappointed with our first visit to MOAS with four of our grandchildren. Since there is free admission the first Tuesday of each month, and not knowing whether the admission price would be worth the expense, we decided this would be the time to visit. This is vacation time and we figured there would be LOTS of kids... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit, but not my last. Incredible art work, beautiful collections of everything from glass to jade. There is a Coke museum inside the museum that was fascinating. There is also a children's learning museum that even my pre-teens were interested in. We didn't have time that day to visit the Planetarium but that just gives me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise! The museum had so many interesting exhibits and our whole family enjoyed it. Highly recommended for anyone from young to old!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we were really surprised by the existence of this place. Moreover, that it's in Daytona of all places and that it has a decent enough collection for again being in Daytona. We spent about 4 hours and really enjoyed ourselves! Even the kids enjoyed it.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of this museum will surprise you. This small town museum has big city exhibits that are fun and informative. The Root Family exhibits include a massive Coca-cola collection as well as their private train cars, and other interesting collectibles. There is an impressive Cuban exhibit, a Giant Ground Sloth that was excavated locally, the wonderful interactive children's area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to MOAS in the afternoon to avoid the mid-day sun. Were so glad we did! Our boys really enjoyed the children's museum. They were also interested in the giant sloth and the art work on display The planetarium show was good. They have beautiful trails outside of the museum that we were able to explore. Great way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a find, a small museum offering so many different exhibitions. We started with the nature trail through the hammock. Then unto the main museum with varied art and natural history exhibitions, all of them interesting and engaging. The planetarium is another interesting aspect of the museum. In a completely different area is the Cici and Hyatt Brown collection... More 

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