Daytona Beach is popular for fast cars, racetracks and everything that has to do with speed. However, there is far more Daytona Beach attractions for kids than just speeding cars. From the Boardwalk, to the Marine Center, to Jackie Robinson Stadium, there is something listed below that the whole family will be able to enjoy.
The Casements, named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion, has been beautifully restored to function as the Cultural Center for the City of Ormond Beach. The Casements welcomes visitors Monday through Saturday, please check the event page for tour times.
The Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum is the only hands-on science center between Jacksonville and Orlando. The 9,300 sq. ft. addition to MOAS opened November, 2008.The Children’s Museum houses interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science - including a raceway where kids can build their own vehicles, doctor and radiologist exhibits, tennis ball launcher, video light microscope, make believe pizza parlor and more!
The Daytona Ice Arena is a state-of-the-art ice skating facility offering recreational ice skating, figure skating, speed skating and a National Hockey League sized rink. Adult and youth ice skating lessons are available along with hockey programs and leagues.
The West Volusia County Region encompasses 14 distinct communities along the St. Johns River, I-4 and US-17/17-92. A variety of unique accommodations and an eclectic mix of attractions, restaurants, shops and boutiques make this a popular spot for visitors from all over the world.
The Marine Science Center is a marine science and natural history museum in Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida. The museum's exhibits includes a humpback whale skull, reef aquarium, freshwater turtles, turtle rehabilitation area, a 5,000 gallon hexagonal artificial reef aquarium and stingray touch pool with cownose rays. The Center also works to rehabilitate injured seabirds and sea turtles. Visitors can view many of these animals from an outdoor boardwalk. There is also a bird observation tower.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the facility hosts over 30,000 objects.
The Reptile Discovery Center is a unique facility in which visitors are exposed to a wide variety of reptile species. In the Center's Serpentarium, dozens of the world's most dangerous and exotic snakes are on display, including a thirteen-foot king cobra and a fourteen-foot burmese python. The outside nature trail features alligators, lizards, tortoises and other reptiles which can be seen up close in their natural environments.
The museum's permanent collection has "more than 3,500 photographs and includes work by William Klein, Sally Mann, Harry Callahan, Gordon Parks, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Aaron Siskind and Robert Rauschenberg among others. It also holds approximately 20 exhibitions per year.