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Museum of Arts & Sciences

  • 352 South Nova Road
  • Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • (386) 255-0285

The area's largest museum, the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS), offers a new state-of-the-art planetarium, vast permanent collections, restored railroad cars, decorative arts, Cuban art, African art, and the only hands on science center between Jacksonville and Orlando - the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum. The Children's Museum houses professionally designed interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science. And, now, on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., visitors can enjoy "Yoga in the Gallery." (Space is limited, so please call the museum at 386-255-0285 to reserve a spot.) Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the Tuscawilla Preserve, the facility hosts over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and the Gallery of Decorative Arts, the Cuban Foundation Museum, showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States; the Prehistory of Florida Gallery featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton and the Root Family Museum displaying restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors. Sharing the same campus, the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcases the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world.