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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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Great Way to Spend an Afternoon!

We are so fortunate to have such a nice museum in Daytona Beach. The buildings are very spacious... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Anne B
Daytona Beach, Florida
via mobile
Applton Trips and Tours Bus Trip

Had a wonderful visit at the CC and Hyatt Brown Museum of Florida Art. Our Docent was wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Ocala, Florida
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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
352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We are so fortunate to have such a nice museum in Daytona Beach. The buildings are very spacious & artwork & exhibits are wonderful. We also enjoy the Planetarium shows. It's a great place to spend time with your spouse or grandkids!

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a wonderful visit at the CC and Hyatt Brown Museum of Florida Art. Our Docent was wonderful and explained so much about the Art and it's History. Had free time to wonder on our own, visit the store and the Honey Ham Café. What...More

Thank dawnandrews33
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Bored. Looking for something to do in Daytona. Were driving along and there's a museum. Let's stop. We were glad we did. My friend and I didn't have time for the science museum but we did enjoy exploring the Art museum. The founders decided to...More

Thank onemorepet
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This museum is located in the heart of the University community in Daytona. Great resource for students of the three universities within blocks. The collections of Coke memorabiia, Cuban art,early American antique furniture, Chinese art, and other collections were catalogued with the careful attention as...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

There are several exhibits which relate to Florida and it's history. Loved the Root family exhibit and the refurbished trains. The price of admission includes a show of your choice at the Planetarium. The admission price is very reasonable for the amount of exhibits. We...More

Thank mmb0027
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Have visited this museum on several occasions. It is a mid-size museum with a wide variety of exhibits. We visit when the grandkids come to town. They seem to enjoy the exhibits. Great place to visit, especially in the summer when the afternoon thunderstorms arrive.

Thank aab1177
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lots to see at this Museum! In the summer they have a children's camp. My son went to the camp about 4 years, each year better than the year before. When he was to old to go, he helped with the camp. Shaped him into...More

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Our Childcare group came here for the day and started out in the Planetarium. The kids enjoyed the interactive show and especially liked the Blackholes Song created from video snippets including people like Morgan Freeman! Then we were taken for a Tour through the Museum...More

Thank Jasmin D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We visited MOAS to see a Planetarium show. The show was very educational (about dark matter discoveries), but it was entirely CGI - no actual photos or videos of space, stars, etc. The information was Very technical - I only followed a small fraction of...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My comments are solely about the Children's Museum portion of this location. I came only for that part of the attraction and paid no attention to the rest of this facility. I was disappointed with my visit. I had high hopes walking in, as the...More

Thank JesseMueller
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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.
9 January 2016|
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