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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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+1 386-255-0285
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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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LOVE this place!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Greenwich, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 with special prices for seniors over 65 and for elementary school children.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have lived in Florida since 1957, and in New Smyrna Beach since 2009 and did not even know that this wonderful Museum of Arts and Science even existed. My sister, cousin and I took the tour and were really impressed for such a small town to have such a wonderful place to visit. There is a wonderful children's section,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wonderful museum in Daytona. Don't forget to visit the Cici Brown Florida art museum also! Well worth your time and travel.

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The permanent collections and exhibits were enough to hold my attention. For a small space, I thought the lay-out was well done. I especially enjoyed the Americana and Coca-Cola exhibit. Childhood memories came racing back and seeing items from those times was fun. The laser show in the Planetarium was worthwhile.

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Some of my favorite exhibits were furniture from various countries and time spans, a visible storage area so you can see just how many items the museum really has, a Coca Cola history section, pre-history of Florida with a giant sloth skeleton and a partial skeleton of a Florida mastodon (both of which were actually discovered near the museum), and... More 

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