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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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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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Wonderful Art Museum & Science Museum - Well worth the time

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Omaha, Nebraska, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is more art than science but not what you would normally expect when you see "art". This expanded the expectation to include beautiful furnishings and even clothing among other things. Unfortunately the adjacent trail was closed when we were there so don't expect to do that.

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum. Spent about 1 1/2 hours and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Art, jewelry, furniture, glassware etc,

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Thank Russ f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We brought friends along and they loved their experience also. The new building is an architectural beauty in itself. Very worthwhile to see all that they offer.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum and planetarium is perfect for the entire family! The main entrance also includes a planetarium show, interesting and fun!

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Greenwich, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our family has a membership and we take all of our out-of-town guests here. It is a fabulous museum with wonderful exhibits, a great planetarium and fun things for the kids to do.

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