Back to School Bash

August 17, 2024
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Get excited about the new school year at the IMAS! Take part in hands-on art and science activities as well as Starlab Planetarium presentations! The event also includes community tables and opportunities to receive school supplies while items last.

Free admission is made possible with the support of Mcallen Public Utility and HEB Helping Here.

Back to School Bash

Presented by H-E-B Helping Here and McAllen Public Utility (MPU). Additional support from Wonderfulcitrus.


Planetarium Presentations

Discovery Pavilion

Times: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m, 2:30 p.m, 3:30 p.m.

Valley Symphony Orchestra – Duet & Solo Performances

Fine Art Galleries: Clark Gallery

Times: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m, 2:00 p.m – 2:15 p.m.

Fun Patches!

Ann Moore Art Studio

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m


Science On a Sphere (SOS)

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

DIY Lava Lamp

MPU BioZone

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

IMAS Bookmarks

Industrial Lab

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Yard Games


Food Vendors

Il Forno Pizza Truck

Candyland STX

Café 11