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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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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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Good for the price

This wasn't too bad for the admission cost for 3 adults, 2 kids. Interesting seahorse, stingray, turtle displays. Killed some time on our last day of spring break.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This wasn't too bad for the admission cost for 3 adults, 2 kids. Interesting seahorse, stingray, turtle displays. Killed some time on our last day of spring break.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have any curiosity in you, or just like history you must visit this museum. It has tons of artifacts, and - a lot of historical data to keep you engrossed for hours. I would recommend a minimum of three hours to see all of it. Don't forget to view the the films in the planetarium!

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DeBary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I especially enjoyed the films on medical procedures. They were operations that I or my family had had. Very educational. The IMAX film on the Space Station was great and also very informative.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So not only do you get to go in and explore a cool place, an even cooler thing happens outside. There is a nature trail which I LOVE. There is also a beautiful fountain outside, that makes the noise of Daytona seem to disappear. The place is very clean. The staff is incredibly friendly. My kids had a great time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday in the early afternoon. A show in the Planetarium is included in the admission price. The CocaCola exhibit is very interesting! The prehistoric exhibit is quite small but also well-done. The art exhibit in the main building is not impressive, but there is another building (Brown Museum) that displays the work of FL artists. We... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MOAS is a separate building from the Cici Hyatt Brown building, but on the same property. So really 2 museums to see. If you do both in the same day, you receive a slight discount on admission. In addition, in the MOAS, there is a planetarium, which has shows on the hour in the afternoons and included in the... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the kids for some learning! They will enjoy several parts of it. There are 2 buildings with separate admissions or buy to go to both. We only went to the one with the planetarium because we didn't know there were two. It is new looking, clean, interesting, and laid out with space, so it isn't overwhelming. In fact it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 museums here one for science and one for the arts of course we went to the wrong one. But they were kind enough to give us a combo ticket so we could see both that was very nice of them. There is a lot to see here for a somewhat smaller museum. We enjoyed the planetarium show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular new buildings house a fine collection of Florida art and American innovations/scientific developments. Not overwhelming in size or scope, just well selected, cleverly presented. Staff really made us welcome!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Museum of Art is new and the artwork is outstanding. Staff is friendly and the cafe looked very nice & clean. Amazing collection of Florida art - of the highest quality and framed beautifully. What a treasure for Daytona Beach! Don't miss this if you are in the Daytona Beach area. Allow several hours for both the Art Museum... More 

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