Calendar

Jun
1
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jun
2
Fri
Celebrate Founder’s Day @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Founder's Day @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

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!

Jun
8
Thu
Stars and Skies Mysteries @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stars and Skies Mysteries @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

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.

Jun
12
Mon
Operation Imagination Summer Camps @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jun 12 – Aug 12 all-day
Operation Imagination Summer Camps @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS hosts week-long educational summer camps for grades K-8, June-August covering a variety of fun topics. $180/$160 non-members/members ($100/$90 for Pre K only) for each week-long session.

Non-Members
$180 Full Day
$100 Half Day (PreK only)

Members
$160 Full Day
$90 Half Day (PreK only)

Optional
Before Care: 8:00AM – 9:00AM
After Care: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Before Care OR After Care: $25 per week
Before Care AND After Care: $40 per week

• Full Day Sessions are Monday -Friday from 9AM-4PM.
• Half Day sessions are Monday-Friday from 9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM.
Spaces are limited.
Please note, snacks may not meet dietary restrictions.
Our camps are peanut free!

Preschool-Kindergarten

June 12-16
9am-12pm: BUBBLEOLOGY: Bubble gum, bubble baths… Bubbles are everywhere! Explore the world of bubbles and learn the science behind the forces that mold these fragile shapes.
1pm-4pm: RAINBOW WORLDS:What makes a rainbow appear in the sky? Learn all about color and the properties of rainbows in this exciting and colorful camp.

June 26-30
9am-12pm: JR. ENGINEER:Do you love building, tinkering, and creating? Become an engineer for the week as you build bridges, skyscrapers, racetracks, and more!
1pm-4pm:DINO RUMBLE: Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs as you study real fossils, get messy with a dino dig and meet the museum’s dinosaur descendants.

July 17-21
9am-12pm: BLAST OFF!: Train to become an outer-space explorer! Build and launch a rocket fueled by soda pop and get messy with galaxy inspired space slime!
1pm-4pm:UNDER THE SEA: Dive into the deepest oceans to explore all the mysteries of the sea. Discover the colorful fish and plants that call the ocean home!

July 31-Aug. 4
9am-12pm: JUNGLE FEVER: Get ready for a wild time as we travel through the jungle and learn all about ecosystems and the animals that work together to make their homes.
1pm-4pm: BUGS WORLD: Join us for a creepy, crawly adventure as we learn all about insects and arachnids. Meet our live bugs and create artworks inspired by the bug world!

Grades 1-2

June 12-16
MAD SCIENTIST: Let your mad scientist out as you make objects disappear, use explosions to create art and perfect your evil laugh as you make bubbling potions!

June 19-23
JR. DETECTIVE :Put your sleuth skills to the test as you examine the evidence and solve the crime! Use fingerprints, observational skills, and more to identify the culprit!

June 26-30
ENGINEER IT: Become an engineer as you compete in engineering challenges inspired by nature. Meet some animals who inspire engineers across the world and drive an aquatic robot!

July 10-14
SUPERHERO SCIENCE: Explore the science behind your favorite superheroes with thrilling hands-on experiments. Create your own superhero comic to share with your friends.

July 17-21
SPACE ACADEMY: Train to be an astronaut at the IMAS space academy! Explore gravity, discover our amazing solar system, launch your own rocket and more!

July 24-28
POKEWORLDZ: Explore the fanciful world of Pokémon as we discover the science behind the most popular characters. Create your own comic, discover the electrifying power of pikachu and more!

July 31-Aug. 4
EXPEDITION TO THE UNKNOWN: Join IMAS on an expedition as we explore places unknown and untraveled. Discover the amazing animals found around the world, build your own expedition rover and more!

AUGUST 7-11
MY 5 SENSES: Sight, smell, taste, touch and sound. How important are our five senses? Learn more about our senses and how they help us every day as we put your senses to the test!

Grades 3-5

June 12-16
BOOM, FIZZ, POP, SCIENCE: Become a chemist during this slimy, explosive week of camp. Discover the chemical reactions happening all around us, and even use chemical reactions to inflate a balloon!

June 19-23
CSI EXTRAVAGANZA: Hone your observational skills and learn all about forensics as you solve a mystery at the museum. Collect evidence as you learn about fingerprint, hair, and fiber analysis.

June 26-30
VIDEO GAME TECH: Design your own blocky world with any terrain you can imagine. Build waterfalls and secret mountain passages as you learn about computer coding.

July 10-14
SUPERHERO POWER: How can Superman lift 5x his weight? How can Spiderman’s web be strong enough to lift him? Explore the science behind superhero feats during this thrilling week of camp!

July 17-21
JOURNEY TO SPACE: Join us on an adventure through the solar system! Blast into space as we build and launch rockets. Explore the planets, discover the stars, travel outside of the milky way and more!

July 24-28
POKÉMON SCIENCE: Learn the science behind your favorite Pokémon characters as we explore their different types and powers. Learn about the process of making a cartoon as you create a storyboard.

July 31-Aug. 4
KEEPIN’ IT GREEN: Become an earth scientist for the week as we explore the many ways we can help conserve our planet! Test water, learn about the impacts of pollution, and build an aquatic robot.

August 7-11
HUMAN BODY: Take a virtual tour through the human body and discover the systems that keep us alive. Learn all about the tiny super cells inside us which protect us, self-heal, and change as we grow.

Grades 6-8

June 19-23
ANIMAL FORENSICS: Discover the new field of animal forensics and learn how specialists collect data, use chemical techniques, and species identification to solve wildlife crimes. Put your skills to the test during a mock crime scene investigation.

July 10-14
FACT OR FICTION?: Become a mythbuster as you explore the true science behind superheroes, magic tricks, and popular YouTube sensations. Put each feat to the test with hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and more! Can you tell fact from fiction?

July 24-28
COMIC BOOK ARTIST: Delve into the wonders of animation. We will explore cartooning, comics and anime with fun and immersive fine art projects. Learn about careers in the field of animation and how some of your favorite films are created.

August 7-11
AMAZING ANATOMY: Discover what you’re made of as we explore human anatomy and see just how amazing the human body is. Explore the mechanics of body motion and organ systems with dissections, demonstrations, and experiments!

Jun
15
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jun
18
Sun
Father’s Day Celebration @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate your dad or grandfather with hands on art and science activities at IMAS. Included in general admission.

Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate Father’s Day and make lasting memories? The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) presents “Father’s Day Celebration” on Sunday, June 18 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Father’s Day Celebration is filled with hands-on art and science activities in the MPU BioZone and the Ann Moore Art Studio.

Join us as we honor dads with special activities! Spend treasured time as father-child and/or grandparent/ grandchild making your own unique Father’s Day card. Visit our BioZone for creepy crawly bug talks. Take dad to explore his inner craftiness. Learn all about rockets and build your own with dad. Then, launch your rocket together for an unforgettable Father’s Day!

Spaces are limited in BioZone and available on a first come first served basis. Two sessions of rocket workshops will be available throughout the day, each session will be limited to 25 visitors only. For additional information check our website and come out to IMAS Father’s Day Celebration!

The IMAS Gift Shop is the Rio Grande Valley’s only source for museum-quality games, art & science projects, books, and much more! On June 18 only, enjoy 10% off your total purchase at the IMAS Gift Shop. Already an IMAS member? Receive an additional 10% off! (Consignment items excluded).

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) 682-0123 or visit www.theimasonline.org. IMAS is located at 1900 W Nolana Avenue, McAllen, TX. Stop by with a special dad in your life to celebrate on June 18!

Jul
6
Thu
Stars and Skies Mysteries @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stars and Skies Mysteries @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

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.

Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jul
20
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Aug
3
Thu
Stars and Skies Mysteries @ International Museum of Art & Science
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stars and Skies Mysteries @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

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.

Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Aug
17
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Sep
7
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Sep
21
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Oct
5
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Oct
19
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Nov
2
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Nov
16
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Dec
7
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/