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Welcome to the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS)!

Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM are reserved as sensory-friendly days! Plan your visit with the resources below.

Resources for your visit:

Museum Guide [PDF] Museum Checklist [PDF]

A visual checklist for visitors

Helpful instructions:

  1. Prior to your visit, print out the checklist along with the picture cards to help plan your visit to the museum.
  2. Visit our website,, for more information about which exhibits and galleries are currently available.
  3. When you have decided which areas you would like to visit, cut out the matching cards and paste them on your checklist.
  4. There are other cards you can use when you visit the museum that indicate when you would like to take a break, when you are in need of a quiet space, etc.
  5. Make sure to leave some of the boxes on the checklist empty just in case you would like to add to your tour while you are at the museum.
  6. Bring your completed checklist with you to help guide your tour when you visit the IMAS.
  7. Print out a blank checklist and a new set of cards if you choose to complete a new checklist as you tour the museum.
  8. Each time you have visited an exhibit on your self-guided tour you can check it off on your checklist in the “Completed” column.

Tickets are available at our admissions desk or you have the option of purchasing in advance for your preferred entry time with the link below or by calling (956) 681-2800.

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.

Advance Tickets

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