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.
The McAllen Public Utility (MPU) BioZone is a lab space that inspires visitors through the sciences. IMAS Educators are available to answer any questions that visitors may have and to help visitors engage in hands-on activities. Drop in throughout the day to conduct a hands-on science activity or experiment at your own pace.
The lab is home to an array of ambassador animals: a bearded dragon lizard, leopard gecko, hermit crab, Gulf Coast toad, freshwater fish, darkling beetles, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These animals enable staff to teach visitors about various aspects of natural science. Visitors are always welcome to observe daily animal feedings; please check with the BioZone educator for the day’s feeding schedule.
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.
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.