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Jul
3
Mon
Independence Day Celebration at IMAS @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Independence Day Celebration at IMAS @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

“Get in the spirit with hands-on activities including fireworks science, explosive experiments, red white & blue splatter paintings and more!” Included in general admission.

Looking for a ‘cool’ way to gear up for the explosive excitement on the Independence Day? Join us on Monday, July 3rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM as we celebrate a day early! Get in the spirit with hands-on activities including fireworks science, explosive experiments, red white & blue splatter paintings and more!

In addition to these fun activities, you can also explore our four wonderful new exhibitions during your visit. You can take a journey to the depths of the ocean in our traveling exhibition Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss (additional charge applies), fly high in the sky with our Superheroes in My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action, go back in time to the 1800’s and early 1900’s an experience a basic life skill in the exhibition To Spin a Yarn, and go on a creative journey into the world of glass in our latest art exhibition by Kathleen Elliot called Imaginary Botanicals.

As a special thanks to all first responders, including police, firefighters, and EMTs etc. and very much like the superheroes featured in our exhibition My Hero: Contemporary Art and Superhero Action, who equally uphold the virtues of bravery, integrity, and selflessness, we will honor first responders by offering free general admission to them and up to four of their family members. A valid and current I.D. must be shown at the time of admission.

Best of all, it’s free for IMAS Members. General admission $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss has an additional $4 charge. Ask about our Museums for All program. For more information, please call (956) 681-2800 or visit www.theimasonline.org.

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.

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.

Sep
16
Sat
Collage 2017: IMAS 50th Anniversary @ International Museum of Art & Science
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Collage 2017: IMAS 50th Anniversary @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

The museum marks their 50th Anniversary with their annual gala.

The Museum’s Board of Trustees and staff members are excited to announce Collage 2017, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS). This year’s black-tie celebration will take place at IMAS on Saturday, September 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This year especially, Collage is about celebration. We celebrate the museum, the key organizations that helped start the museum, the generous individuals who have continually assisted in the growth of our museum, the community within which we have grown and we celebrate the city which has assisted us in reaching our current position.

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets to join us as we honor the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses that have supported IMAS over the past 50 years. Collage, one of the longest running fundraisers in our area, raises critical funds for continuing and expanding museum programs, and is one of the most eagerly anticipated social events of the year. The funds raised through Collage allow the museum the opportunity to continue creating life enhancing art and science exhibitions, educational programs and cultural events towards inspiring our visitors to “Think. Discover. Experience. & Create!”

The International Museum of Art & Science, also known as the McAllen International Museum, was chartered under the laws of the state of Texas on June 2, 1967 through the efforts of the Women’s Junior Service League and the McAllen City Commission to increase the quality of life for the citizens of the Rio Grande Valley and to provide cultural arts activities that are meaningful, educational, and available to the public. The museum was dedicated and formally opened to the public on October 26, 1969. During that time, the museum’s acquisitions consisted of Mexican folk art, contemporary art, historical documents as well as a collection of scientific specimens of rocks, minerals, shells and coral which were all made possible thanks to the generosity of local collectors.

In 1974, when the McAllen citizens voted to construct a new 21,000 sq. ft. building at its present location on Nolana Ave. through a city bond, the Board of Trustees raised $400,000 for new exhibits, furnishings and landscaping. In 1982, the Board of Trustees expanded the museum’s mission to include the arts and science. In 2001, an additional building was constructed and the museum’s name changed to the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS).

Today, IMAS provides 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an outside sculpture garden and a children’s play area called Rio Scape which was constructed by generous members of the community. IMAS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a Smithsonian Affiliate organization as well as a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). IMAS, the largest art and science museum in South Texas, welcomes over 70,000 visitors a year. IMAS takes pride in providing our community fine art and science exhibitions of the highest caliber possible, in addition to providing exceptionally engaging educational programs since its establishment on June 2, 1967. A must-see exhibition at IMAS is the Science on a Sphere, located inside the IMAS Theatre. There are only 145 Science on a Sphere theaters throughout the world.

The International Museum of Art & Science Board of Trustees humbly asks you to not only attend this year’s 50th Anniversary Collage celebration, but to also consider sponsoring this important fundraising event. We have great things happening at the museum and your kindness, support and generosity will ensure that they continue. We seek your support to further our mission to provide world-class art and science exhibitions, science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.) programming, and cultural events to the Rio Grande Valley. If you are interested in attending or supporting the museum as a Collage sponsor, please visit our website at www.theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to welcoming you to Collage 2017, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Museum of Art & Science.