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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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Nice Interesting Museum

This museum is more art than science but not what you would normally expect when you see "art... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Suzanne D
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Omaha, Nebraska, Usa
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Wonderful little museum and planetarium

We really enjoyed this museum. Spent about 1 1/2 hours and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Art... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Russ f
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Florence, South Carolina
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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 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 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...More

Thank Suzanne D
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

Thank Russ f
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

1  Thank Francine M
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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!

1  Thank Lucy A
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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.

Thank IrishDexters
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I found this place to be very enjoyable and relaxing, there was a very good exhibition on Coca Cola memorabilia and several galleries on Cuban, African and decorative arts. The Roaring 20s gallery exhibiting beautiful gowns was exquisite. Parking is available, the cost is adequate...More

1  Thank Luvsviolet
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

This was such a great choice on a cold and windy 50+ degree day. Has such a variety of exhibits...the Coca Cola bottle designer history...China art exhibit...1920s flapper fashion...furniture an d art from 1800 and 1900's. Good time if you can't enjoy the beach.

1  Thank Travelingduo222
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have been attending MOAS since my grandson was 3. He especially loves the giant sloth skeleton. At Christmas they display multiple trees decorated in various motifs. Locals can check for days to attend for free.

Thank Captjet
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Nice display of furniture and oil paintings. They have a Cuban, Chinese and American gallery. They have a gallery for children. The best part is the coke gallery with all of the machinery from the root factory and old coke machines

1  Thank thop2
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

MOAS--Museum of Arts and Sciences is a must see attraction when you come to Daytona. It provides a necessary cultural experience that all communities should have for the citizens.

1  Thank DrWindsor
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Odella D
14 March 2018|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Depends, do you just want to do the MOAS, or MOAS & the Brown museum?
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Nancy M
15 December 2017|
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Response from kindergal | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2-3 hours but we also did the planetarium show.
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34657Katie
9 January 2016|
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$10.95
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