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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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So we were really surprised by the existence of this place. Moreover, that it's in Daytona of all... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Such a great museum!

The quality of this museum will surprise you. This small town museum has big city exhibits that are... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Port Orange, 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
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

So we were really surprised by the existence of this place. Moreover, that it's in Daytona of all places and that it has a decent enough collection for again being in Daytona. We spent about 4 hours and really enjoyed ourselves! Even the kids enjoyed...More

Thank SavvyTraveler78
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The quality of this museum will surprise you. This small town museum has big city exhibits that are fun and informative. The Root Family exhibits include a massive Coca-cola collection as well as their private train cars, and other interesting collectibles. There is an impressive...More

Thank CarolHaskell
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We went to MOAS in the afternoon to avoid the mid-day sun. Were so glad we did! Our boys really enjoyed the children's museum. They were also interested in the giant sloth and the art work on display The planetarium show was good. They have...More

Thank Alp186
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a find, a small museum offering so many different exhibitions. We started with the nature trail through the hammock. Then unto the main museum with varied art and natural history exhibitions, all of them interesting and engaging. The planetarium is another interesting aspect...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Although we visited/lived in Daytona Beach for decades, we never took the opportunity to visit this museum. We decided to visit with our grown daughters on a recent weekday. We were not disappointed, in fact wondered why we hadn't visited here in the past. The...More

Thank FRMEnt
Reviewed 13 June 2016

What an incredible display of architecture and art! Daytona Beach should be proud to have such a classy art museum and I'm really glad we took some time to visit it. We only had time for the art museum this day, but our admission included...More

Thank IGoByHarley
Reviewed 23 May 2016

My sister invited my wife and I to the Museum of Arts and Science and we enjoyed our visit on a Saturday afternoon. The grounds contain a Planetarium, the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Art Museum. The art...More

Thank NewYorkerInMaine
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Its a beautiful museum inside and has some very nice works of art. I enjoyed seeing the history of florida and the area in paintings/art. The children area was fun for my 4 year old. She loved the pulley system you pull yourself up with....More

Thank gaetano M
Reviewed 13 May 2016

If you and your family are art, science and history buffs, this is a must see while in Daytona Beach. The museum has a sister facility that we did not visit. This one has 3 wings with loads of exhibits in each. There is also,...More

1  Thank Bubbly B
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The contents were interesting, however I found it unfair that in order to visit the planetarium you were only able to view ONE of the many other interesting series of events.( had to pay for extras)

Thank Dee53_13
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Response from Jessica M | Reviewed this property |
We stay at Casa del Mar. It is part of a timeshare but they also rent rooms out to the public. It is right on the beach with underground parking. I had a great time there.