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“Only 1/2 of it was open”

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 9 June 2014

MOAS is currently remodeling and updating exhibits so we were only able to experience 1/2 of the museum. What we did see was well curated and informative. The gift shop was limited in it's inventory.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is not something we planned to do but it was raining and we were at a loss for a couple of hours, and after leaving the Olde style Krispy Kreme for a delicious hot coffee and sickly sweet delicious donut we stumbled across the museum just across the street. Wish we had been there earlier we could have easily spent a couple of hours but it was close to closing time. They have a lot of different areas, sculptures memorabilia and activities and I would definitely make time to spend at least three hours exploring this with the kids. We will be going back to see the light show at the planetarium but the exhibits are suprisingly interesting and a welcome deprture from the Vacation mentality of the beach area and raceway which is too touristy for extended periods. See the review for The Cellar restaurant for a real getaway in daytona.

Thank Layne S
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great mix of History, memorabilia, Coke, Cars, artifacts, art and fossils. There was a great deal of local history and memorabilia associated with the Daytona area.

Thank Ledzep1974
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Interesting museum. a little bit of several types of collections--American art, Coke memorabilia, Chinese porcelain, etc. Pleasant 2-hr visit.

Thank RoamCat
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Very nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon. The kids zone is very nice for the children. A lot of interesting things to see. Love the Coca-Cola room. And the planetarium is awesome.

Thank Tommysmimi
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