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International Museum of Art & Science
1900 W. Nolana Ave. (Corner of Bicentennial Blvd. & Nolana Ave.)
McAllen, TX 78504
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Admission

General Admission: $3
Children (4-12): $1
Museums for All (WIC/EBT): $1
IMAS Members: Free
Children 0-3: Free
Educators (PreK-12 Public School): Free

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The International Museum of Art & Science is located in the heart of McAllen, Texas, at the corner of Nolana Avenue and Bicentennial Boulevard.

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Hours of Operation

Museum Hours

Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00-5:00PM
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Temporary Closures

Discovery Pavilion

will be temporarily closed in preparation for the IMAS Guild Style Show and Operation Imagination Summer Camp. Visitors can enjoy the relocation of Kid-struction to the Industrial Lab, Seed to Table, MPU BioZone along with exhibits in our Welcome Pavilion and fine art galleries.

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Membership

Annual membership support sustains our education programs, permanent and traveling exhibitions, and care for the permanent collection. Become an IMAS member today.

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Reopening June 2021

Visit the Ann Moore Art Studio to create original art work this month! Express your creativity through unique and interesting art projects, and become your best version of an #IMASartist.

We love to see your work so showcase it on your social media and tag @imasmuseum with #IMASartist so we can celebrate your creations!

DigiWall is a climbing wall with gaming technology embedded into it, so you can play games with your entire body. Light guides the way and the wall responds to your movements.

Our DigiWall consists of 6 climbing panels, and is 21 feet long and 9 feet tall!

Discovery Pavilion will be temporarily closed in preparation for the IMAS Guild Style Show and Operation Imagination Summer Camp. Visitors can enjoy the relocation of Kid-struction to the Industrial Lab, Seed to Table, MPU BioZone along with exhibits in our Welcome Pavilion and fine art galleries.

Fine art galleries at the International Museum of Art & Science include a variety exhibitions from our permanent collection and seasonal exhibits with multi-cultural content appealing to the greater Rio Grande Valley community and visitors. The fine art galleries include the Clark Family Gallery, Cardenas Gallery, Main Gallery, Central Gallery, and Atrium.

A walk around the grounds of the IMAS includes the Rio Sendero path through the sculpture garden. A shaded courtyard also includes picnic tables for visitors to sit and relax.

The south lawn trail leads visitors to the iconic Dactyl by Stu Kraft, 1983.

Exhibitions

The McAllen Public Utility (MPU) BioZone is a lab space that inspires students through the sciences. The education department’s qualified staff is always available in the lab to answer any questions that visitors may have and to help visitors try out various hands-on activities.

The lab is home to an array of  ambassador animals: a bearded dragon lizard, ball python, leopard gecko, hermit crab, Gulf Coast toad, freshwater fish, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These animals enable staff to teach visitors about various aspects of natural science. On a visit to the IMAS, you can join us for an Animal Talk to learn more about their habitats and adaptations. If you’re lucky, you can observe daily animal feedings.

The lab is funded by the McAllen Public Utility, which enables education staff to teach the public about the importance of water for everyday use. Each month features a new hands-on science experiment to learn about water conservation, water reuse and water treatment. These experiments are ongoing throughout the day at your own pace.

Learn more about McAllen Public Utility, request a tour of their Water Plant. You can also take a virtual tour of the Water Treatment Plant from home at this link.

Science on a Sphere (S.O.S) is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art exhibit designed by NASA and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to illustrate planetary and celestial systems like never before. Stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope, orbital satellites, space probes, and other sources are shown on this sphere during interactive presentations.

Reopening June 2021

Seed to Table is open to visitors and included with admission. Visit this exhibit space in Welcome Pavilion to explore healthy habit from the garden all the way to the plate.

The Seed to Table exhibit was made possible by H-E-B Tournament of Champions.

Since its inception, The Museum Store at the International Museum of Art & Science has been the place to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts by local artisans. The shop is a “must-see” when looking for that unique gift, or simply a special something for yourself.

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Learn more about member discounts, ASTC Travel Passport Program, Museums for All and other discounts available at the IMAS.

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