The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is hosting a series of STEAM virtual program “Afterschool Adventures with IMAS” with support from BBVA Compass Bank.

Virtual Afterschool Adventures with IMAS features late-afternoon programing with seasonal themed, hands-on learning for students from McAllen ISD and surrounding areas. Each program offers free workshop kits for participating children that include activity supplies and extra treats. Learners can pursue topics in depth and explore their interests in these Afterschool Adventures throughout the year.

Ann Fortescue, President and Executive Director shared, “Our IMAS Education staff has found a tremendous interest from the community for our virtual art and science interactive programs. All of the 200 free activity kits were claimed for Spooky Science! and hundreds of viewers tuned in to learn about pumpkins, density, and chemical reactions this first month.”

October: Spooky Science
December: Winter STEM
February: All About the Heart
April: Art & Nature

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Art and Nature Afterschool Adventures

Afterschool Adventures with IMAS: Art and Nature

Celebrate Earth Day during April’s After School Adventures with IMAS! Create an original artwork inspired by nature with a free workshop kit. Register online for a FREE kit, which includes a grade-level appropriate activity.  Tune in to the IMAS Facebook for the live workshops.

This program is made possible with support from the BBVA Foundation.

February 17 from 10AM-1PM and 2-5 PM – Kit Pickup, Museum Parking Lot (near Olmec head)

ArtandNature Web K 5 1

Nature Mobile: Create a moving artwork inspired by the natural world around us as we sort living and non-living things. Then, meet the bugs that call IMAS home with an insect talk!

(Recommended for K-5th grade)

ArtandNature Web 6 12 1

Leaf Lantern: Learn about leaf classification and then design and build a lantern.

(Recommended for 6th-12th grade)
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All About the Heart

Afterschool Adventures with IMAS: All About the Heart

Get pumped for heart science! February’s Afterschool Adventures with IMAS features workshops all about the heart. Register online for a FREE kit, which includes a grade-level appropriate activity. Afterschool Adventures kit pickup is on Wednesday, February 24th from 12-5 PM via curbside in the museum’s parking lot. Tune in to the IMAS Facebook for the live workshops.

This program is made possible with support from the BBVA Foundation.

February 24 from 12-5 PM – Kit Pickup, Museum Parking Lot (near Olmec head)

All about the heart

K-3rd Graders – What is Blood?: Explore the stuff that makes up the blood in our bodies with a sensory activity.

All about the heart

4th-12th Graders – Heart Dissection: Slice your way into the field of biology as you dissect a small animal heart at home with a live tutorial by an IMAS educator.

Holiday STEM at IMAS
Explore STEM with a fun holiday twist! December’s Afterschool Adventures with IMAS features science, engineering, and math activities for students of various grade levels. Click the link below to register for a Holiday STEM kit, which includes the activity supplies and a holiday treat. Then tune in to the IMAS Facebook for the live workshop. Holiday STEM Kit curbside pickup is on Tuesday, December 15 from 12-5 PM.
FREE activity kits provided. Registration required, space is limited. 
This program is made possible with support from BBVA Foundation.
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What is Snow?

Build a Sleigh

Geometric Wreath

Spooky Science at IMAS with BBVA

Celebrate Spooky Science with the IMAS after school during Halloween week. Tune in each day, October 29 & 30, for LIVE science workshops with activities spooky and strange. Virtual Workshops will take place on Facebook LIVE & include a free supply kit!

Kit Pickup is Tuesday, October 27 from 12-5 PM in the Museum Parking Lot via curbside delivery. (Supply is limited.)

Registration opens on October 21.

Schedule of Events

October 29 @ 3 PM – Live K-2nd Workshop (Activity: Life Cycle of a Pumpkin) REGISTER
October 29 @ 4 PM – Live 3rd-5th Workshop (Activity: Raining Blood Density Experiment) REGISTER
October 30 @ 4 PM – Live 6th-12th Workshop (Activity: Fake Boogers) REGISTER

This program is made possible with support from BBVA.

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Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Raining Blood Density

Fake Boogers