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The Museum of Arts and Sciences is not as serious as it sounds: the stunning exhibits here captivate adults and children alike. Frequent events like Night of the Paranormal, iPhone Application Parties and Easter Egg Hunts are well-attended by locals. Rooms within the building can be rented for kid's parties, celebrations and even corporate events where everything is taken care of including catering. If you need a break from all of the art and exhibits, stop by at their in-house cafe for some fresh salads, chicken sandwiches and coffee.
Having been around since 1992, the Southeast Museum of Photography is the pride of of Daytona Beach's photography community, as it continually strives to give emerging artists a break and to get themselves exhibited. The permanent exhibits, which number around 3500, include masterpieces by the greats such as Paul Strand and Sally Mann. This museum holds panel discussions, screenings, lectures and events often, and admission and parking is free.
With a great location in the heart of the City Center, the Halifax Historical Museum is the right place to come to for a peek at some old photographs, vintage textbooks, furniture, records and other exhibits that document life in the city. This non-profit organization receives support and patronage from the people of Daytona Beach who flock here for the events that are frequently organized like book sales, exhibitions, talks, lectures and more.
This serpentine course encompassing Lake Lloyd has set many a race aficionado's hearts aflutter with adrenaline as speedsters zoom through the tracks. Daytona International Speedway is among the US' most coveted racetracks and was built between 1957 through 1959 by William "Bill" France, Sr, the founder of NASCAR. This outdoor sports facility features asphalt and dirt tracks with varying difficulty levels and is planned in such a way that spectators get a fine view from almost any angle. Home to major motorsports events such as the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, it is also known as the World Center of Racing. Touted to be the only one of its kind in the world, it hosts thrilling motor races alongside hosting several gaming events.
Opened in 1930 with a capacity of 4,000, this ballpark is owned by the city of Daytona Beach located on City Island. It is the home of the Daytona Cubs, a minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs. This it is a historic location because in 1946 it was the site of the first professional integrated baseball game, when Jackie Robinson played in a exhibition game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and their minor league affiliate the Montreal Royals.
This seaside vacation venue offers visitors the best of Florida. Comprising the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Wyndham Ocean Walk, Ocean Walk Shoppes and the Ocean Center, a visit to Ocean Walk Village can prove to be an experience of many lifetimes. In addition to the hotels, you will find the best restaurants out here as well as shopping centers and theaters ensuring never a dull moment for the serious vacationer.
A one-of-a-kind educational destination in Daytona Beach, the Marine Science Center is where kids and adults alike can go to learn about nature conservation efforts in the Volusia County area. The center offers many programs throughout the year, as well as a full array of year-round educational exhibits, including a 5,000-gallon aquarium. But perhaps most noticeably, the center is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of native seabirds and giant sea turtles, serving as a sanctuary that educates the public about these beautiful animals.
Located in the heart of the historic district, the New Smyrna Museum of History helps visitors explore the Smyrna Beach's history with a chronological perimeter gallery, a permanent displays of Smyrna's founders and historical artifacts upstairs in the Sweet Room. The North Room displays new exhibits every three months. The museum also hosts a variety of events and contains a museum store and library that may be of interest to researchers.