Images of Historic St. Augustine

Through fall 2014
The second in our series of preview exhibits for the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, this exhibit focuses on the different ways artists represented America's oldest city. For more about the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS, please click here


Olympus BioScapes

February through mid-May, 2014

A dynamic program designed to honor the world's most exciting, beautiful and significant life science images, as captured through light microscopes. These fascinating photos tell important stories that shed light on the living universe, showing the intimate structures and dynamic processes of life in ways we cannot ordinarily see.


The Beauty of Watercolors: From the MOAS Collection

Through March 2014

Art that is both poetic and restful, displaying in luminous washes of tender color the inspiration of talented artists.




Discover the Daytona Mastodon

The fossilized American mastodon (Mammut americanum) remains were unearthed in November 2011, in Daytona Beach. Select Mastodon fossils such as the jaw, teeth, ribs, vertebrae and partial tusks are included in the display – about 20-30% of the animal’s fossilized remains were recovered from the site by the Museum.  


Giant Ground Sloth

MOAS welcomed back the historic Giant Ground Sloth to public viewing in May 2011. After being kept behind closed doors due to 2009 flooding, the sloth is again on display as part of the Museum's permanent collection. The impressive 13-foot tall skeleton of the Eremotherium laurillardi or Giant Ground Sloth was excavated in 1975, in an important Pleistocene fossil site called the Daytona Bone Bed. Dr. Gordon Edmund, Curator of Vertebrate Palenontology at Canada's Royal Ontario Museum, identified and reconstructed the sloth for MOAS. Click here for more...



Celestial Charts from the MOAS Collection

Through a generous gift provided by the Mombello-Russo Art Acquisition Fund, the Museum has had the fortunate opportunity to purchase seven beautiful and academically important celestial maps and astronomical illustrations to add to the burgeoning astronomy collection that complements the planetarium.


Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage

This building, unique to the state of Florida, opened February 26, 2011. The state-of-the-art, 4,400 square foot addition to the Museum, made possible through a generous donation from Mrs. Helene B. Roberson and funding from the County of Volusia ECHO grant program, displays important works from the Museum's collection in a glass-fronted, open storage format and contains art and artifacts that were not previously on exhibit. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building is the only such facility for art and decorative art objects in Florida. The first display of the Visible Storage Building includes selections from the Museum's extensive European and American furniture collection, as well as significant art and artifacts from the Arts in the Age of Napoleon Collection, one of the most richly historic collections of Napoleonic holdings in the Southeastern United States.


Exhibits and Dates Subject to Change