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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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10:00 - 17:00
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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 visited on a Sunday in the early afternoon. A show in the Planetarium is included in the admission price. The CocaCola exhibit is very interesting! The prehistoric exhibit is... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday in the early afternoon. A show in the Planetarium is included in the admission price. The CocaCola exhibit is very interesting! The prehistoric exhibit is quite small but also well-done. The art exhibit in the main building is not impressive, but there is another building (Brown Museum) that displays the work of FL artists. We... More 

Thank ChartreuseBuzzard
Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

The MOAS is a separate building from the Cici Hyatt Brown building, but on the same property. So really 2 museums to see. If you do both in the same day, you receive a slight discount on admission. In addition, in the MOAS, there is a planetarium, which has shows on the hour in the afternoons and included in the... More 

Thank Lorraine M
Rochelle, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Take the kids for some learning! They will enjoy several parts of it. There are 2 buildings with separate admissions or buy to go to both. We only went to the one with the planetarium because we didn't know there were two. It is new looking, clean, interesting, and laid out with space, so it isn't overwhelming. In fact it... More 

Thank AuntAlice16
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

There are 2 museums here one for science and one for the arts of course we went to the wrong one. But they were kind enough to give us a combo ticket so we could see both that was very nice of them. There is a lot to see here for a somewhat smaller museum. We enjoyed the planetarium show... More 

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London, Ontario
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Spectacular new buildings house a fine collection of Florida art and American innovations/scientific developments. Not overwhelming in size or scope, just well selected, cleverly presented. Staff really made us welcome!

Thank Walt73
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Museum of Art is new and the artwork is outstanding. Staff is friendly and the cafe looked very nice & clean. Amazing collection of Florida art - of the highest quality and framed beautifully. What a treasure for Daytona Beach! Don't miss this if you are in the Daytona Beach area. Allow several hours for both the Art Museum... More 

Thank Kay W
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is surprising to find a museum of this high quality in a relatively small city like Daytona Beach. The collections are unique and exciting: African art, Cuban art, American art, and an extensive collection of teddy bears. In addition, a science museum section offers hands-on exhibits and an actual reconstructed mastodon. There is an interactive children's museum and currently... More 

Thank KateDB
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our 4 year old here today. We went mainly for the children's area but found that the other exhibits were really nice too. Lots of hands on activities for the little ones and a planetarium show is included with admission. We opted for a year pass at just $60 for the three of us. We... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to the member's cocktail party for the new exhibit on loan from nasa showing the beginnings of the space program. The exhibit was fascinating and included some items from mercury gemini and the shuttle programs. there even were some of the items that nasa invented that became evetday items for the rest of us. worth the visit to support... More 

Thank kerry19571125
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Love the grounds and walking through the museum. Nice that they have a place to get a snack, lunch. Laser shows are the best

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