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“Not limited to art”

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 July 23, 2013

I was with a group of seniors. The admission was about $11. We spent about 1-1/2 hours seeing most of the displays. They have the largest collection on vintage Coke items.in a very well arranged gallery. They had an excellent display of furniture. One piece was unique - it was a chair that was straight on two sides with a curved back so when you sat down each of your legs were on one side of the chair. The museum was also unique because it had a glassed area of various items of furniture, Chinese vases and a lot of hand carved furniture that really is part of their storage area but available for viewing. They have many different artist's painting and some sculptures. The cost and time spent was well worth it.

Thank Walt1930
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The whole family enjoyed this museum. We started with a planetarium show that showed "Tonight's Sky" highlighting constellations and planets we could look for in the evening. There were so many things to see. Several great collections of art and furnishings from different time periods. Really enjoyed the open storage space. Very great value!

Thank hmmc21
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had my two granddaughters (10 & 11) here for 2 weeks and on a rainy Sunday we went to the museum and planetarium. It was a fun place to visit. On the small side but enough to see in an afternoon. The planetarium show was pretty short but we didn't pay any extra for it so no harm done. Not enough signage telling you where to go once you drove into the entrances.

Thank babzee11131960
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Don't expect the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the National Gallery and you won't be disappointed.

Not your typical art nor science museum. Not a great deal of hanging art (a new separate art museum is being constructed nearby) except for a few, none of which are world famous artists.

INSIDER TIP: FREE ADMISSION THE FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH FOR VOLUSIA COUNTY RESIDENTS

A really nice exhibit from the Root family (original designers of the classic Coka-Cola bottle) with beautiful Coke collectibles even including antique trucks.
A classic car or two and race cars (it's Daytona).
Huge Teddy Bear collection and lots of railroad memorabilia including two, very cool, actual rail cars.

Nice gallery with antique furniture and art objects.

We did not have time, but the Planetarium is included in admission.

Thank CrankyRob
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a nice little museum with some unique artifacts and artwork. We loved the outdoor walkway. This is a nice place to visit if you want to slow down a bit on your vacation, and do something indoors. I would recommend it. The kid section of the museum was nothing exciting, however we did enjoy the laser show in the planetarium.

Thank denmargia
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