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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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One of the largest museums in Florida

The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, isn't to be confused with Chicago's... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
First visit.

Have been vacationing in Daytona for many years. This is our first visit to Museum. Weather... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
West Virginia
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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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352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, isn't to be confused with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. But it has established its own identity. Founded in 1955 and located at 352 South Nova Road, not far from the famed Daytona International...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Have been vacationing in Daytona for many years. This is our first visit to Museum. Weather determined our plans for the day. This was a good activity for a rainy day at the beach. Planetarium , children's exhibit, Coke A Cola exhibits, train cars and...More

Thank Rhoadeoii211
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We went here on a Saturday before leaving town. I was so pleasantly surprised at the size of the museum. The planetarium was great with shows pretty much every hour. The children's area was a lot of fun. I loved the Coca Cola section, and...More

Thank kindergal
Reviewed 18 June 2017

They have a wonder Coca-Cola exhibit displaying old bottles, vending machines, old factory machines, etc. They also have a nice display of fossils found in the local area, including a full skeleton of a Giant Sloth. Local art work from local artists, too, and a...More

Thank Lesle34652
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The MOAS is one of the world's greatest museums. I would recommend specifically the Brown Museum of Art and the Root Family Museum, but almost the whole museum is fascinating. The Root Family Museum (the Root family made bottles for Coca-Cola) has a huge collection...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful pieces from all over. The coke exhibit was my favorite. It was a good 2 hr spent on a raining day. The staffs are very nice.

Thank mar1436
Reviewed 29 May 2017

very informative museum loved the coke exhibit.. Very nice building friendly staff... Worth a visit . There is a children's section the kids will enjoy. Art work from various areas.

Thank Pam12521
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The MOAS is well worth becoming a member! The cultural events bring this community to another level. The exhibits are world class. Start your visit in the main building Walk through the DOW wing, realizing the most impressive American artifacts are in this Southern beachside...More

Thank shop4u18
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went to the Museum of Arts in Daytona Beach this week. We had toured the museum proper, my wife had visited the newer Florida art part. For me, this new part was a very good experience. The docent, Carol Ann, conducted an excellent, informative...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We visited MOAS when my husband got sunburned and needed a break from the beach. There is something for everyone here! In addition to plenty of artwork, antiques, etc. you will find vintage cars, Coca-Cola memorabilia, train cars, and a children's area. An unexpected bonus...More

Thank Diane A
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We stay at Casa del Mar. It is part of a timeshare but they also rent rooms out to the public. It is right on the beach with underground parking. I had a great time there.