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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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It was okay

The teddy bears and Coke areas were my favorite. Kids area looked really fun, but half of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elena W
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A Hidden gem

What a neat find. My 98 year old Grandmother and I enjoyed exploring here. The furniture exhibit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachael611
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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 1 week ago via mobile

The teddy bears and Coke areas were my favorite. Kids area looked really fun, but half of the activities didn't even work

Thank Elena W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a neat find. My 98 year old Grandmother and I enjoyed exploring here. The furniture exhibit was a favorite as was the Root Family museum exhibit. There’s a wide variety from the Cuban room to the Coca Cola pieces to see. Definitely glad we...More

Thank Rachael611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprise to find such a nice museum in small town. Art, furniture, jewelry, planetarium & rotating exhibits with something for everyone. It's one of our stops when we have out of town guests. Enjoy!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum has something for everybody. It includes a great Coca Cola collection, an entire apothecary ship, a planetarium, exceptional American antiques, a Cuban collection, a couple of sleek train cars, and many paintings. It's a little bit of a hodge podge, but it's well...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

It was an ok museum. I am glad admission was free through the first Saturday Bank of America admissions day. Out of all the items to look at, I enjoyed the Shotgun Houses photo exhibit.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We visited here with my 5yo & 2yo. It was nice enough - the exhibits were interesting - some more interactive than others. Because it seems to be maintained by volunteers, some of the activities were not working (race car/track). We also watched a show...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

My kids love children’s museums and we go to one every where we travel. I am reviewing strictly the children’s museum. We did not really go through any of the other parts. There was hardly enough to keep my 4 year old and 21 month...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We spent the morning here. It was peaceful and fascinating. I really enjoyed it as an adult but it is also a place I would bring children.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

This museum was much more extensive than I originally expected it to be. There is almost too much to take in in just one visit. Our visit included one movie at the Planetarium first. I didn't enjoy that much because the reclining seats hurt my...More

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We were treated to an unexpected experienc at MOAS! Not only was there rooms full of furniture, clocks and paintings, but an exhibit on flight from Emery-Riddle University. Also, there is an extensive collection of Coca Cola collectibles. Mr. Roots was the designer/manufacturer of the...More

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Odella D
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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
December 15, 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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January 9, 2016|
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$10.95
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