Plan Your Visit

Temporary Closures

IMAS will be temporarily closing: Discovery Pavilion, MPU BioZone, and Science On a Sphere while new Air Conditioning units are being installed. All other museum spaces are open and regular hours resuming this week.


International Museum of Art & Science
1900 W. Nolana Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504

(Corner of Bicentennial Blvd. & Nolana Ave.)

Hours of Operation

Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Closed Monday & Tuesday


General Admission (19-64): $5
Children (4-12): $3
Students (13-18): $3
Seniors (65+): $3
Museums for All (WIC/EBT): $1
IMAS Members: Free
Children 0-3: Free
Educators (PreK-12 Public School): Free
Veterans & Active Military (w/ ID): Free

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 is open!

Visitors can enjoy play in the puppet theater, climb the Digi-wall, create in Kid-struction, move through Water Journey, and explore platonic solids.

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, Texas spiny lizard, 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.

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 the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration with content from NASA 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.

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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