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Review of MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
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Owner description: 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.
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“With kids even better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Tween the GIANT sloth, kids area and planetrium...how can you go wrong. Bizarre collections, trains, Coke memorabilia...Chines? Oye veh. Good for 2 hours for us.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“world class collections”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

MOAS has the largest collections of Coke bottles/signs, bottling equipment, etc. The extensive teddy bear includes over 1000 different teddy bears. MOAS includes excellent paintings, art figures, and furniture from around the world.

Visited February 2012
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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting--But a lot more art than science”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We arrived at the musuem near opening and at first I thought they were closed. But it turns out, they were open, we were just the only people there. Very well laid out, nice musuem. They had a really nice children's area where kids can pretend to be a doctor or make their own pizza. My 4 year old son loves trains so I was looking forward to seeing what they had. They have two real full sized passenger train cars outside the back of the museum. I was a little disappointed in the trains because you could not walk inside of them. I thought the museum was a little pricey. (I think it was about $14 for adults), and my four year old was free. We spent a little less than 2 hours there, but we wanted to try to pack in a lot of sightseeing in our trip so left a little prematurely. You could easily spend 4 hours there if you have little kids. I definitely recommend it if you travelling to the area, but would not be on my priority list.

Visited January 2012
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Daytona Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Surprising Scope”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

From some classic Nigerian gold work to some of the best Cuban American art available, this museum is worthy of your time and support.

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Melbourne, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Fun...even for 8 and 9 year old boys!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

What a great mix of exhibits and hands on experience with something for everyone! The boys loved the old race cars and have subsequently asked for one for next Christmas. The giant sloth, train cars, cool artifacts and the interactive kids area (save for last because you'll never get out of there) was fun for everyone. Grandpa helped build things, grandma showed the boys how to use a pulley to pull themselves up a pole, we tested the speed of the kids pitching...and the various displays of paintings, sculpture and design were beautiful. Spent a half day there and loved it!

Visited December 2011
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