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“Museum of Arts & Sciences”

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 May 15, 2007

I didn't expect this to be such a big place, but I learned otherwise. It's tucked at the end of a winding street off of Nova Rd. Anthony Quinn's artwork was being exhibited at this time. There were sections that we could photograph (No flash), and then there were sections that we could not.

Additionally, there is an outdoor trail that is quite pretty. It appears "normal" by all means, but if you quietly trek, you will come across different little birds, lizards, turtles, some frogs... and of course water birds. I took so many pictures of the trail also.

Other than the gift shop being way too small with limited items (otherwise I would have rated this "Excellent", I saw pretty amazing stuff this go 'round. I plan to come back with my daughter next time.

3  Thank joye68
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Reviewed January 30, 2006

Very Nice Museum. People were nice, nice exhibits. The only thing I didn't like was that photography was not allowed. I would have loved to take photos of many things there. I went during the Egpytian exhibit. It was really nice, but it is only there for a limited time. I spent about 4 hours there with my fiance. Take your time and enjoy their exhibits, you'll enjoy it. Bring your own food if you expect to get hungry, they do not have an outlet to buy food, just a small coffee room and some soda machines.

6  Thank wmayhem
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moas352, Marketing Director at MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2008

MOAS has updated its photography policy to allow visitors to take non-flash photography in all of our permanent galleries. The only restrictions apply to some traveling exhibitions.

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