Museum of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach is home to outstanding cultural venues, like the nationally accredited, Smithsonian-affiliated Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS), Central Florida’s primary art, science and history museum. This 100,000-square-foot facility sits on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve and is host to over 30,000 objects including one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, Sub-Saharan African artifacts, Chinese art, and the the largest and most comprehensive collection of decorative arts in the South. It is home to the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States. MOAS is also visited for its popular Prehistory of Florida gallery featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton and Root Family Museum displaying restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola® memorabilia in Florida. The whole family will enjoy the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum offering an interactive experience for young children, and the state-of-the-art planetarium. The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, which is also on the MOAS campus, is home to the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world.
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An entire day could be spent exploring the museum's collections and Tuscawilla Preserve. Located on the same campus, visitors also enjoy experiencing the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art featuring the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world. The cafe serves a variety of delicious soups, sandwiches, salads and coffees to be enjoyed in the grand entry or outdoors.
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