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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, McAllen Public Utility BioZone, the sculpture garden, Museum Shop, and courtyard are all open to visitors at this time. Beginning June 2, 2021, Seed to Table, Ann Moore Art Studio, and DigiWall will reopen for visitors. Learn more details about reopening of these spaces.

Museum exhibits that remain closed at this time include View Space and Water Journey.

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Educational Programs

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The IMAS is excited to announce summer camps are back in session beginning this June!

Take a peek at the camp schedules below. Most camps are designed for rising 3rd-6th graders. Your scientists and artists won’t want to miss out on this summer fun!

In Person Camp registration opens May 1!

Virtual Summer Camp registration opens two weeks before each offering, beginning May 24.

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Brain Awareness Hour
Explore the wonders of the nervous system during Brain Awareness Hour. The museum is partnering with the Rio Grande Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter to offer online presentations by nervous system researchers, perfect for adults and teens interested in expanding their awareness of brain science.
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Register: Why Sleep Matters
Register: Unsolved Mysteries of Pain
Register: Alcohol Use Disorder
Workshop Wednesday Live

Optical Art
July 21 @ 2 PM

Facebook Live, Online Pre-registration (limited quantity)

Become a master of illusion with visual art! Create a hidden image through the use of perspective. This workshop is for ages 12+.

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

Kit pickup is Saturday, July 17 from 10 AM-1 PM & 2-5 PM via curbside at the museum.

Participate in the workshop and comment with your creations to enter the Workshop Wednesday Giveaway!
Join us for the live workshop on July 21 to enter the Workshop Wednesday July Giveaway for a “Picnic Bundle” featuring an Igloo cooler, picnic blanket, and reusable utensils ($65 value). All kit registrants are automatically entered for a chance to win. Comment on the Workshop Wednesday: Optical Art video for additional entries. Each comment or photo added to the video through July 23 is one entry. The winner will be drawn on Saturday, July 24 at 10 AM. Must be able to pick up winnings from the IMAS. Tag us in your posts on social media with #IMASArtist


Upcoming Workshop Wednesdays:

July 21: Optical Art
August 18: Watercolor Drawing
September 22: Illustration

Young Adventurers Workshop

Young Adventurers Workshop LIVE!

We have had an incredible season of virtual workshops this year and appreciate all who registered and participated from home. Stay tuned for updates on the next season of Young Adventurers workshops.
Young Adventurers Archive

Virtual Workshops

Workshop Wednesday

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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
Sketching in Real Life | Watch Now
DIY Mobile | Watch Now
Art Inspired by Women Artists | Watch Now
Printmaking | Watch Now
DADA Poetry Collage | Watch Now
Cubism Self-Portraits | Watch Now

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Museum News

Operation Imagination Camp

IMAS Summer Camps are back!
Registration for in-person camps begin May 1.
Learn more

IMAS to expand visiting hours beginning May 2 to include Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.
View hours and plan your visit

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