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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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+1 386-255-0285
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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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Well worth the admission price. Beautiful artwork, old weaponry and antiques. Plan to spend about 2 hrs and planetarium is included in the admission price

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2016
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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Well worth the admission price. Beautiful artwork, old weaponry and antiques. Plan to spend about 2 hrs and planetarium is included in the admission price

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Seminole, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Thought that this would be a small minimal museum but was pleasantly surprised at the amazing exhibits. This place had 2 old passenger train cars and just a wonderful amount of stuff. Since new to the area, may consider even volunteering.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had a wonderful docent that made it an informative and fun experience. In fact, the docent was as interesting as the subject matter.

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Daytona Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

The addition of the Cici and Hyatt Brown art gallery, takes this local jewell to a whole new level. The Browns have dedicated about a fifth of their entire collection to be displayed at any one time in the new gallery. The whole museum has an updated look and feel. Highly recommended.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

What a beautiful museum. You can spend hours and still not see it all. Plus a Planetarium is included in the admission. Don't miss it

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This museum was generously upgraded in 2015 by the Hyatt's with a 25 million donation and thousand works of art from their collection Also features a Cuban art section, natural history museum, and a planetarium. Don't miss this one!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

They have a lot of natural Moss and trees. Beware mosquito. In side museum they have a history of animal, The U.S. culture, dolls, transportation and faculty of coke.

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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

If you are rained out at the beach, the museum is worth your time. Planetarium is included with admission to museum.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

We have visited the Museum of Arts and Sciences for many years and it has always been a nice, if small, collection but the recent expansions are terrific and provide an opportunity to showcase the museum's collection of treasures such that the museum is now worth a detour. The new wing with the collection donated by Jack Mitchell and his... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Great thing to see even on a rainy day and the art museum even allows cameras as long as you do not use the flash.

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