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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 (2+) 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

Lunar New Year at IMAS

Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration

Welcome the year of the ox with an at-home experience!

The IMAS has opened a call to the community for video submissions contributing to its virtual Lunar New Year celebration. Visit the display of Korean lanterns in the IMAS courtyard during open hours, submit a video performance or testimonial, and claim a free kit (registration opens February 1) at the link below.

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Infrastructure Challenge with MPU

Infrastructure Challenge with MPU:
Calling all STEMers!

Take part in the challenge to build a water tower. Enter a photo of your finished tower for a chance to win a prize from McAllen Public Utility. This challenge is designed for levels 2nd-6th.
Register for your free supply kit now or call (956) 681-2800.
Kit pickup is Saturday, February 13 from 12-5 PM via curbside at the IMAS.
This event is presented in partnership with McAllen Public Utility
Submit your photos by February 19. This is an individual project.
Register for a Kit
Homeschool Days at IMAS - February Engineering

Museum from Home Workshops in 2021

All workshops are virtual small-group webinars on Zoom with IMAS Educators.

Engineering
February 9, 2:00 PM | 3rd – 5th graders
 will learn the basics of mechanical engineering by using simple mechanics. REGISTER

Women in Science
March 9, 2:00 PM | 3rd to 5th graders will experiment with matter in different forms as you learn about women scientists from past and present! REGISTER

Zoology
April 6, 2:00 PM | 3rd to 5th graders will identify characteristics of native mammals and create your own field guide.  REGISTER

Oceanography
May 4, 2:00 PM | 3rd to 5th graders will learn about the importance of food webs in coastal ecosystems. REGISTER

Registration required, space is limited. Kit pickup for all workshops available prior to workshop date. Cost is $10 per participant ($6 for IMAS Members)
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Workshop Wednesday Live

Workshop Wednesday LIVE!
DIY Mobile
February 17 @ 2 PM

Facebook Live, Online Pre-registration (limited quantity)

February’s Workshop Wednesday is about bringing together art and engineering!

Create a moving work of art, called kinetic sculpture, with wire and paper. Ages 12+. Kit includes wire, jewelry pliers, clear string, and various papers.

Workshop Wednesdays are presented by H-E-B Helping Here. #HEBHelpingHere #IMASartist

Note: Kit pickup is Saturday, February 13 from 10 AM-1 PM & 2-5 PM via curbside at the museum.

Upcoming Workshop Wednesdays:

March 17: Art Inspired by Women
April 21: Printmaking
May 19: DADA Poetry Collage
June 16: Cubism
July 14: Optical Art

Earth Optimism Film Fest at IMAS

Film Fest Schedule

Introduction from IMAS
Health by America, Jason, and Jorge Velazquez
The Strength of Us (Peace and Justice) by Angel Perez
Mental Health and Pets by Abigail Rios
How Education Can Affect Poverty by Allison Rios
People and the Ocean by Ana Ybarra

Thank You Message from IMAS

Made possible by the Smithsonian Institution and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee

View the Film Fest
Earth Optimism Film Fest at IMAS

Film Fest Schedule

Introduction from IMAS
Health by America, Jason, and Jorge Velazquez
The Strength of Us (Peace and Justice) by Angel Perez
Mental Health and Pets by Abigail Rios
How Education Can Affect Poverty by Allison Rios
People and the Ocean by Ana Ybarra

Thank You Message from IMAS

Made possible by the Smithsonian Institution and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee

View the Film Fest

Virtual Workshops

Tape Painting | Watch Now
Foil Sculpture | Watch Now
Treasure Maps | Watch Now
Paper Collage | Watch Now
Flower Pressing | Watch Now
Paper Marbling | Watch Now
Card Making | Watch Now
Glass Jar Art | Watch Now
Lettering | Watch Now
Animal Drawings | Watch Now
Photo Collage | Watch Now
Zine | Watch Now
Chalk Pastel Drawing | Watch Now
DIY Loom | Watch Now
Galaxy Painting | Watch Now
Organic Line Art | Watch Now
Mixed Media Art LIVE! | Watch Now
Papel Picado LIVE! | Watch Now
Healthy Habits Young Adventurer | Watch Now
Sketching in Real Life | Watch Now

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