Blue Star Back to School Weekend with McAllen Public Utility

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Celebrate Back to School with IMAS and McAllen Public Utility! Join us for this weekend long event in honor of military families Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15. Each day features hands-on art activities, animal talks, Science On a Sphere presentations, and much more.

Friday, August 13, from 10AM-5PM
Saturday, August 14, from 10AM-5PM
Sunday, August 15, from 1PM-5PM

Active military families will receive a special art supply bag courtesy of Blue Star Museums (until supply lasts). School supply bags coutrsey of McAllen Public Utility will be available on Saturday, until supply lasts.

Blue Star Back to School Weekend is supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The IMAS is excited to welcome back families in-person before the new school year begins.

IMAS is a Blue Star Museum which means that active military families receive free admission all summer long!

Ask about our Blue Star Museum free admission on your next visit to the IMAS and learn about more discounts on this page.

Who is eligible for free admission? The military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.

For a full list of museums nationwide, visit


Back to School Weekend Honoring Blue Star Families with MPU

International Museum of Art & Science IMAS

IMAS Admission Price Changes Effective October 1, 2022

Regular admission is $5 with discounted $3 for children ages 4-12, students with an ID and senior citizens 65+. Museums for All (WIC/EBT) discount is $1 up to four people per card.

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