IMAS launches monthly, hour-long art workshops on the last Sunday of the month February-May. $3 members, $10 non-members. RSVP by calling (956) 682-0123.
Dive into the world of fine art during these one-hour workshops!
These workshops are perfect for leaners of all ages and skill levels.
Workshop space is limited.
January 26th: Charcoal Drawing: Learn the basics of charcoal drawing as you create your own charcoal and chalk pastel self-portrait!
March 26: Fresco Painting: Learn the ancient art of fresco painting as you prepare your own painting surface and create a masterpiece!
April 30: Watercolor Painting: Channel your inner Monet as you learn the art of watercolor painting and create a landscape “impression.”
May 28: Cellophane Panels: Explore the world of contemporary light art and color mixing as you use colored cellophane panels to create your own stunning light artwork.
Celebrate the founding of IMAS with games and other family friendly activities. Included in general admission.
IMAS is proud to announce our partnership with United Health Care (UHC) to celebrate IMAS’ Founder’s Day, which will be held on Friday, June 2, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at IMAS. We invite everyone to celebrate with us as we honor the past, celebrate our accomplishments, and continue to expand on our ability to positively impact our community through art & science. Our celebration will showcase this incredible milestone with special activities including stories, a variety of games, activities for kids and adults, music, and general good community fellowship.
On June 2, 1967 the McAllen International Museum (MIM), now known as the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS), began its journey. The IMAS permanent collection has grown significantly since its establishment in 1967, beginning with acquisitions of international folk art and science specimens, the collection now includes 1,500 fine art paintings, prints and sculptures as well as textiles and a wide range of other artifacts.
Today IMAS has 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibition, programming, and outdoor sculpture and play space. IMAS is accredited by the American Association of Museums, a Smithsonian Affiliate, a member of the Association of Science & Technology Centers, Museums for All member which makes us a premier destination for residents and visitors of the Rio Grande Valley, and hosts over 70,000 visitors a year. IMAS delights visitors by featuring a number of revolving international and regional art and science exhibits each year while providing exceptionally engaging educational programs.
It is a time set aside for those with deep roots in the museum and those just discovering all IMAS offers to join together and celebrate the extraordinary story of those who came before us to make this place so special. Joining the IMAS Birthday Party is FREE for IMAS Members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior and students with ID; $4/Child (4-12). For more information, please call (956) 681-2800. Come join the family friendly celebration!
Free, family friendly outdoor movie screening.
A free, family-friendly monthly event that includes food, music, antiques, collectibles and much more.
Explore the night skies and current space-related events with the whole family at IMAS. Included in general admission.
Looking for some summer night fun? Start with IMAS popular Stars & Skies Parties as we explore the evening skies above Rio Grande Valley. IMAS Stars & Skies Parties encourage our community to learn about space science and technology through special activities and programs designed around night sky observations, current space events, and much more. This year IMAS will be hosting the Stars & Skies Parties on June 8th, July 6th, and August 3rd from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to participate! The Starts & Skies Parties are included with general admission. This year IMAS will continue the tradition with special Science On a Sphere presentations, its popular Inside the Dome-Planetarium shows, and hands-on science experiments from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join IMAS for the final part of the Stars & Skies Parties, stargazing outside on the IMAS front lawn from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
IMAS invites you to bring out your lawn chairs, telescope, or binoculars, so you can share your astronomy knowledge with others or use IMAS’ equipment as you observe under dark, star-filled skies. If you know nothing about astronomy, bring your curiosity!
Each party is a unique and new adventure! On June 8th, we will explore the planets as we will travel through the solar system, learn more about what makes our planets unique, discover the composition of Saturn’s rings and explore the storm on Jupiter! On July 6th, we will explore the ancient superheroes in the sky, learn more about some of the most famous constellations including Hercules, Orion, and more! You will also discover the ways ancient heroes inspire the famous superheroes of modern times. On August 3rd, join us as we explore the science behind the total eclipse occurring August 21st with exciting hands-on activities. Discover the different types of eclipses and what they look like here on the Earth.
For additional information check our website and come out to IMAS Stars & Skies Parties! Best of all, it’s free for IMAS Members. General admission $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). Ask about our Museums for All program. For more information, please call (956) 681-2800 or visit www.theimasonline.org.