Museum of Arts and Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects which include the finest collection of American Art in the southeast, the largest collection of Cuban art outside of Cuba, a significant Chinese art collection, and Florida's prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth. Also on display, is Coca-Cola entrepreneur Chapman Root’s lifetime collection of Americana, including two private rail cars. The museum’s theater, planetarium, and children’s center make for a truly interactive experience.
Halifax Historical Society
The Halifax Historical Society was founded in 1949. The mission of the Society is to gather, preserve, educate and present the history of the Halifax River area to the public. Since 1986 the Halifax Historical Museum has been housed in the 100 year old former Merchant's Bank Building located in the heart of the downtown historical district of Daytona Beach. The building was built in 1910 and is a destination in itself. Visitors often comment that this museum and it's impressive collections are one of the best kept "secrets" in the North Central Florida area. The museum is warm and inviting. The collection is astounding.
Southeast Museum of Photography
SMP is a vibrant museum with an impressive international reputation of leadership for photography exhibitions, publications and educational programming. SMP exhibitions and publications are well known in the field of photography and reach an international audience. The museum serves national audiences for photography and art as well as all local and regional audiences, universities, colleges and schools.
SMP enjoys strong relations with other national and international photographic institutions and has hosted significant exhibitions of world-class photojournalism, fashion and advertising images, contemporary photographic art, thematic exhibitions by most major photographic artists; and the works of such renowned photographers as
Andre Kertesz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Webb, Susan Mieselas, Steve McCurry Eugene Richards and Paul Fusco. Since 1992, the Museum has presented more than 300 exhibitions; 300 symposia, lectures, or other programs; and published more than 30 monographs or catalogues.