Fun, family-friendly 5K run/walk benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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.
Fun, hands-on learning opportunity for kids under 5. $5 members/$10 non-members per session. Register in advance: (956) 682-0123.
IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time as well as an exciting and engaging hands-on activity. Programs last approximately 30-45 minutes and take place the first Wednesday of every month. CHILDREN MUST BE 5 YEARS OR YOUNGER. Rates: IMAS Member: $5/ Non-Member $10. To register today, call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 7: Space Adventures- Blast into space as we explore our solar system. Take part in a special story time reading of Hedgie Blast Off by Jan Brett. Discover the ways we learn about space as you create your own constellation!
October 5: Water Worlds Learn about the water cycle including rain, clouds, and more as we read All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon. Then, create your own water cycle model using fun sensory materials!
November 2: My First Quilt Explore the world of color, texture, and pattern as your young artist discovers the world of quilts. We will read Just a Quilt? by Dalen Keys followed by a hands-on paper quilt activity.
December 7: Animals of Folk Art Take a look at the world of folk art as we read Market Day by Lois Ehlert. Examine examples of Mexican folk art masks then design your own folk art inspired lion mask to take home!
January 4: Animal Origami Join us as we read The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army! by Michael Foreman. Identify various basic shapes and use your knowledge to create an origami puppy of your very own!
February 8: Bugs Have you ever watched butterflies flutter around your backyard? Join us in a journey from caterpillar to butterfly as we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Create your own caterpillar to take home.
March 1: Build it Tall Become an engineer as we read Henry Builds a Cabin by D.B. Johnson. Test out your engineering design skills as you build a spaghetti and marshmallow palace!
April 5: Imaginary Botanicals How do tiny seeds transform into flowers? How do some plants help animals? Discover this and more as we read The Seeds of Milkweed, written by students from East End Elementary School! Start your own butterfly garden as we plant milkweed seeds!
May 3: Super Hero Science It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s all about science? Take a journey you’re your fellow explorers as we read Superhero Max by Lawrence David. Then, put your thinking ‘cape’ on as you participate in exciting hands-on superhero science activities!
Hands-on, educational workshop for homeschool students. 11am elementary session, 12pm middle/high school session. $5 members/$10 non-members. Monthly on the 1st Wednesday from September-May. Register by calling (956) 682-0123.
IMAS Homeschool Days are special hand-on workshops that will take students on an in-depth exploration of art and science concepts and are the perfect complement to our exhibits. These programs will be thematic and cover grades 1-12 in specialized units. Programs include a brief exhibit encounter as well as a hands-on activity. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month. Programs last 45 minutes. Rates: IMAS Member: $5/ Non-Member $10.
To register today, call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grade Level Times: * Elementary: 11 a.m. * Middle School and High School: 12 p.m.
- September 7: Space Adventures: Rocket into space as you create your own rocket utilizing the laws of physics. Next, discover the sun, moon, and stars as you participate in hands-on activities that explore our night sky.
- October 5: Wonderful Water: Take a journey along the water cycle as you learn about clouds, rain, and local bodies of water. Explore the role pollution plays and how it can harm our local watersheds through hands-on activities.
- November 2: It’s a Material World! Explore the history and chemistry behind textile design. Play with texture, pattern, and much more as you create your own textile inspired paper quilt.
- December 7: Fascinating Folk Art: Inspired by Mexican masks, explore the stories and traditions of local folk art. Create your own folk art inspired sculpture using recycled materials to take home.
- January 4: Geo-gami: Put your thinking cap on as you explore the artful world of geometry. Use what you’ve learn to create a colorful origami animal to take home.
- February 1: Bugging Around: How to butterflies soar through the sky? What does a flower look like in the eyes of a bug? How do bugs eat? Discover the answer to these questions and more during this creepy crawly workshop!
- March 1: Build it Tall: Become the architect and engineer as you explore the way we build the world around us through hands-on building activities. From bridges, to skyscrapers, to homes, explore the many features of these common structures and more!
- April 5: Bountiful Botanicals: Discover the many unique plants commonly found throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Explore the needs of plant life and take a closer look at the elements of a flower. Create your own botanical study to bring home.
- May 3: Super Hero Science: It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s science? Take a crack at the secrets of your favorite superheroes as we investigate superhero powers and the science behind them. Learn a few tricks of your own to surprise and awe your friends!
A free, family-friendly monthly event that includes food, music, antiques, collectibles and much more.
Free to the public.
“[A] vibrant celebration of Indian art, culture, music, dance, and fashion for visitors of all ages.” Included in general admission.
In collaboration with The India Association of the Rio Grande Valley, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is happy to announce that the annual Enchanting India Festival returns to IMAS on May 6, 2017 from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. It will be a vibrant celebration of Indian art, culture, music, dance, and fashion for visitors of all ages.
The Museum’s celebration will showcase a wide variety of performances, activities and programs throughout the day, including henna, Bollywood Dance performances, folk art and clothing vendors, an India-inspired fashion show, yoga workshops and more!
So, if you’re heading to the festival in the first Saturday in May, get yourself ready for all of these funs! General admission is FREE for IMAS Members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior and students with ID; $4/Child (4-12).