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“Nice little museum off Daytona beach strip”

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Had a pleasant visit with my two kids, ages 4 & 1. Nice art & antiques exhibit; those really aren't my interest areas but the exhibits were varied and diverse. Vintage cars and two train cars on exhibit as well as Coca Cola exhibit. Children's museum area made the trip worth it for me. A variety of scientific hands on exhibits for kids are available that kept my 4 yo intrigued. They also have a doctors office and pizzeria for the kids to role play. Small babies area was a plus. Visiting from MD where we have the prestigious Smithsonian museum network which is free, I winced at the $12.95 entrance fee (free for kids under 6). But it was a worthwhile trip for us and was a pleasant morning...

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I use to come here when I was younger and loved the Planatarium and the art. They always have interesting stuff for you to look at.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is a fine museum to add to your existing Daytona Beach plans. I would not, however, base a day around this attraction, as it will only take you about an hour. Kids may become bored here.

The exhibits are interesting, and the visible storage is a novel concept. However, there is not a lot in the way of "new" shows, so one visit a year is plenty.

The staff are kind and accommodating. There is also a nature walk next to the museum, which was, perhaps, the most interesting of all.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Their "Americana" section has a huge Coca-Cola exhibit, many clasic cars and real luxury rail cars where you can see the way some of the "rich and famous" used to ride.
Planetarium show is always a great way to slow yourself down if your trip is getting too hectic!
We really want to bring our grandkids back here!

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Daytona MOAS has new wing with an interesting history of the local Root family and their connection to the shape of the glass Coke bottles. The museum is also home to the skeleton of a giant sloth excavated in the area. Also, paintings and artifacts donated by founding families and a planetarium.

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