Are face coverings required at the Museum?
Guests may choose to wear a face covering when visiting the Museum, but it is not required. Please do not visit today if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone diagnosed or showing signs of COVID-19.
What holidays does the Museum observe by being closed?
The Museum of Arts & Sciences, including the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, closes to observe the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
What is included in a MOAS admission ticket?
Admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences also includes admission to the Lohman Planetarium. *Please note that the Lohman Planetarium is currently closed for upgrades.
Does admission to one museum (MOAS or the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art) allow you for access to both museums?
You may purchase admission to either MOAS or the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. This type of admission purchase will allow you to view the museum that you purchased admission for. If you would like to view both museums on the same day, there is an option to purchase a combo admission ticket.
Can I purchase tickets for the Museum online?
Yes, you may purchase admission online to either MOAS, Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, or a combo ticket to both museums. If you are already a museum member you do not have to purchase tickets online in advance of your visit.
Are gift certificates available for museum admission?
Yes. The purchase gift certificates for one or both museums, please inquire at the Museum's guest relations desk.
Are gift certificates for the Lohman Planetarium available?
The Museum does not offer gift certificates for planetarium admission only. However, the purchase of a gift certificate for admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences includes one planetarium show per admission.
How much time should I allow for visiting one or both museums?
The average time per guest does vary based on time spent in certain areas of the Museum. However, we would suggest that you allow for 2 1/2 hours to visit the main Museum (MOAS), plus the time of a planetarium show if you choose to attend one. You should allow for at least 1 hour to visit the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
If I pay admission for the day and then decide that I would like to become a MOAS member, can I apply my admission towards the yearly membership?
Yes! Daily admission rates per individual will play toward the cost of an annual membership if purchased on the same day.
What percentage of the MOAS collection is currently on display?
7.5% off the collection at the Museum of Arts & Sciences is currently on display.
Are any of the attractions at the Museum currently closed?
After the Hurricanes in 2022 the planetarium projector system, which was over 8 years old, did not reinitialize. We have secured funding for a new system which will come in August 2023. We look forward to continuing to explore the universe with you inside the Lohman Planetarium. In the meantime, come check out the new Unfolding the Universe exhibit that is on display now.
The boardwalk through Tuscawilla Preserve was severely damaged during the 2022 Hurricanes. We are actively working to safely reopen parts of the Preserve boardwalk in phases. Phase one of reopening Tuscawilla Preserve is complete - this opens the front of the Preserve boardwalk up to the archway. Next, we will begin work on Phase Two which will reopen the boardwalk to the Klancke Educational Complex and the pond.
Does the Museum have a Gift Shop?
Yes! The main museum gift shop is the Marketplace at MOAS which is located at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Here, you will find a selection of children's gifts, jewelry, books, art prints, and more!
Is there a place to eat at the Museum?
Marketplace Cafe at BMOA (open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm) is located at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art and serves grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, and desserts as well as coffee, tea, wine, and beer. The Marketplace at MOAS serves a small selection of grab-and-go options as well as coffee, tea, wine, and beer.
Is there seating offered in the Museum?
There is centrally located seating in each museum to enjoy food and refreshments. There are benches located throughout the Museum.
Where are the restrooms?
There are restrooms located in the North Wing corridor, within Root Hall, and within the Children's Museum at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. In the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, restrooms are located in the main entry space.
Are wheelchairs or baby strollers available for use?
Yes - there are several wheelchairs and baby strollers available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Are photographs permitted in the Museum's galleries?
Yes. The Museum allows photography in all galleries unless otherwise noted. The Museum does not allow flash photography or video recording.
Can I touch the exhibits in the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum?
Yes! We encourage interaction in the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum. This section of the Museum is very hands-on and encourages tactile exploration.