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We’re open! The IMAS is operating at a limited capacity for safe social distancing, masks are required for all visitors (3+) and staff, and the IMAS encourages visitors to purchase a ticket (currently reduced to $1, ages 4+) in advance to reserve a time slot

Art galleries, MPU BioZone, the sculpture garden, Museum Shop, and courtyard are all open to visitors at this time. High-touch spaces remain closed for the health and safety of our visitors. These include Seed to Table, View Space and Water Journey.

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Educational Programs

Microbiology Homeschool Days with IMAS -December
Join IMAS for Microbiology Homeschool Workshops in December! All workshops are virtual small-group webinars on Zoom with IMAS Educators.
Explore the world of bacteria and create bacteria puppets.
Conduct a microbiology experiment to grow a bacteria culture.
Registration required, space is limited. Kit pickup for all workshops available prior to workshop date. Cost is $10 per participant ($6 for IMAS Members)
November 10 & 11: Mexican Folk Art
December 8 & 9: Microbiology
January 12 & 13: Textile Art
February 9: Engineering
March 9: Women in Science
April 6: Zoology
May 4: Oceanography
All Homeschool Programs
Papier Mache Animal Mask - Workshop Wednesday with IMAS
Papier Mache Animal Mask - Workshop Wednesday with IMAS

Workshop Wednesday LIVE!
Papier-Mâché Animal Mask
December 16 @ 3 PM

Facebook Live, Online Pre-registration (limited quantity)

Get creative with papier-mâché as you sculpt an animal mask! Recommended for ages 10 & up. Register for a supply kit, and then tune in on Facebook or YouTube for the workshop on December 16th. A limited number of kits provided upon registration. Workshop Wednesdays are sponsored by H-E-B Helping Here.

Note: Kit pickup is Saturday, December 12 via curbside at the museum from 10 AM-1 PM and 2-5 PM.

Share your work with us using #IMASArtist and #ExploreIMAS for a chance to be featured on IMAS social media.

Previous Workshops:

Brain Awareness Hour

Brain Awareness Hour: What can animals teach us about the aging brain?
Friday, November 20
5:30-6:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Cristina Bañuelos

As people in the US and around the world live longer, it is important that we understand how our brain changes as we get older so that we can develop effective treatments for conditions such as memory loss and cognitive decline that decrease quality of life and lead to loss of independence at advanced age. This presentation will highlight how rodent and primate models of normal cognitive aging serve as invaluable research tools that allow us to explore and, eventually, find novel therapeutic treatments for age related cognitive decline.

Register online Brain Awareness Hour takes place virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the webinar link the day before the presentation. Participation is free but registration is required for access to the link.

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Young Adventurers Workshop
Young Adventurers Workshop LIVE!
Pre-K (ages 3-6)
Last Tuesday of the Month
10AM on Facebook
October 27: Dancing Drums
Let’s get moovin’ and groovin’ with our special guest from Nadia’s School of Dance! A limited number of drum containers are available for pick up at the museum from October 21-23 during open hours.
Presented in partnership with Nadia’s School of Dance
November 24: Healthy Habits
Let’s get tastefully creative! Join us to create healthy snack ideas and learn about healthy habits to do at home.
December 29: Marshmallow Snowflakes
Let it snow at the IMAS! Join us as we make snowflakes out of marshmallows and pretzels! Kits available at the museum for $3 (discount for Members).
Earth Optimism 2020 Digital Summit for Teens

In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, RGV teens are invited to participate in Earth Optimism at IMAS. Participating teens (ages 13-18) will be able to borrow video equipment and editing software to create a short 2-minute video to submit to the Teens Dream Video Competition and winning videos will be screened in Washington, DC in 2021 through the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism initiative.

Register Online for this free opportunity:

Oct 5-23 | FULL

Nov 2-23 | FULL

Nov 30 – Dec 21 | Register Now

Learn more about the program.

Virtual Workshops

Tape Painting [Ep.01] | Watch Now
Foil Sculpture [Ep.02] | Watch Now
Treasure Maps [Ep.03] | Watch Now
Paper Collage [Ep.04] | Watch Now
Flower Pressing [Ep.05] | Watch Now
Paper Marbling [Ep.06] | Watch Now
Card Making [Ep.07] | Watch Now
Glass Jar Art [Ep.08] | Watch Now
Lettering [Ep.09] | Watch Now
Animal Drawings [Ep.10] | Watch Now
Photo Collage [Ep.11] | Watch Now
Zine [Ep.12] | Watch Now
Chalk Pastel Drawing [Ep.13] | Watch Now
DIY Loom [Ep.14] | Watch Now
Galaxy Painting [Ep.15] | Watch Now
Organic Line Art [Ep.16] | Watch Now
Mixed Media Art LIVE! [Ep. 17] | Watch Now
Papel Picado LIVE! [Ep. 18] | Watch Now

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