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IMAS Members can attend exclusive member events such as gallery receptions and member celebrations. Members also benefit from early access to programs and events such as Operation Imagination Summer Camp and Brew-seum. Learn more about our membership program, register, or renew today!

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Association of Science and Technology Centers ASTC

Planning your family’s summer fun? Don’t forget to pack your IMAS Membership card!

Did you know that an IMAS membership can be used even when you’re traveling? Thanks to the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ (ASTC) Travel Passport Program, you can also use your IMAS Membership card to get FREE or discounted admission to over 350 participating museums and science centers across the United States including:
  • Space Center Houston
  • The DoSeum, San Antonio
  • Perot Museum, Dallas
  • Thinkery, Austin
  • just to name a few!
Visit the ASTC Travel Passport Program website for a full list of museums and benefits outside of our local area.
City of McAllen

Free admission for those Vaccinated at May & June City of McAllen Vaccination Clinics

In support of the City of McAllen efforts, the IMAS is offering free admission to anyone who receives their first or second vaccine shot at City of McAllen vaccination clinics. All those receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in May and June at one of the City of McAllen’s vaccination clinics receive free museum admission by showing their vaccine card. One person may visit as many times in May or June respectively for free by showing their vaccination card.

For updates on future vaccination clinics follow the City of McAllen Twitter feed.

Blue Star Museum

Calling all active duty military! IMAS is proud to be a Blue Star Museum.

If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit the IMAS for free through the Blue Star Museums program. Participating museums nationwide will open their doors for free to currently-serving military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families this summer from May 15 to September 6. Please bring a military ID on your next visit to the IMAS.

Who is eligible for free admission? The military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.

For a full list of museums nationwide, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Museums for All

Museums for All benefit available at IMAS at $1 admission for a family of up to 4 with presentation of WIC/EBT card.

The Museums for All benefit allows a family of up to 4 people to enter for $1 per person. Family members may gain admission for $1 per person.

As a voluntary participant of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), the IMAS regularly offers reduced admission of $1 for those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits, up to 4 people with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or WIC card and a valid ID.

For a full list of participating Museums for All centers nationwide, visit museums4all.org/for-visitors/.

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