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Discovering the Glyptodont
Discovering the Glyptodont Wed, Apr 18, 2018 It is hard to imagine that the glyptodont, the giant creature with a likeness to an armadillo on display in the Museum's Prehistory of Florida Gallery, has any relationship to the giant ground sloth. Amazingly, they are cousins and have evolved tens ... Read More

Think Big: Large Scale Events at MOAS
Think Big: Large Scale Events at MOAS Thu, Apr 12, 2018 The Museum's Education Department has a long history of creating and hosting large events and festivals of all kinds. These mission-driven events follow a curriculum of art, science, and history, or a combination of all three. Planning begins months ... Read More

The (Re)Making of a Museum
The (Re)Making of a Museum Wed, Mar 28, 2018 With the opening of the new guest services expansion, the Museum of Arts & Sciences vaulted to the position of one of the largest museums in the Southeast. Read More

The Unconquered
The Unconquered Wed, Mar 07, 2018 After the devastation of the Second Seminole War, the remaining members of this proud group of people decided Florida was their home and refused to relocate to the Oklahoma reservations. The Seminoles that live in the Everglades today are the descend... Read More

Émile Auguste Reiber: Champion of Mid-19th Century Japonisme
Émile Auguste Reiber: Champion of Mid-19th Century Japonisme Wed, Feb 28, 2018 One of the highlights of the exhibition, Attention to Detail: Architectural Arts and Design in the Collection on display beginning January 13 in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art, is a group of design drawings Émile Auguste Reiber (1826-1893). Reiber... Read More

Milestones in Aviation: From the Collection of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Milestones in Aviation: From the Collection of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Wed, Jan 24, 2018 When the Wright Brothers embarked on their inaugural flight from breezy Kill Devil Hills, four miles outside Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, they relied upon the growing foundation of innovative technologies and engineering to make the long-soug... Read More

The History of Christmas
The History of Christmas Wed, Dec 20, 2017 Christmas began to be celebrated during the 3rd century in Europe after church officials appointed December 25th Jesus of Nazareth’s birthday. The actual birthdate of Jesus is unknown and as such the church officials choose the date of an already pop... Read More

The Evolution of Santa Claus
The Evolution of Santa Claus Wed, Dec 13, 2017 Santa Claus is a legendary figure who is the traditional patron of Christmas in the United States and other countries. His popular image is based on traditions associated with Saint Nicholas, a 4th-century Christian saint, while Father Christmas fill... Read More

Romantic Night at the Museum
Romantic Night at the Museum Wed, Dec 06, 2017 With a beautifully coordinated effort from an incredible team in the local community and nearby areas, we created a watercolor wedding stylized photo shoot in August to showcase the wide array of unique spaces at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Every ... Read More

A Daytona Castle Remembered
A Daytona Castle Remembered Wed, Nov 29, 2017 "The Burgoyne House", a watercolor painting by Sandra DeArmas Lloyd, is located in the Volusia County Gallery of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Charles Grover Burgoyne was born on January 3, 1847, in Fairmont... Read More

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