International Museum of Art and Science McAllen
Where is it at?
International Museum of Art and Science
Tel: 956 682 0123
Where are we going today?
The International Museum of Art and Science is over 50,000 square feet of fun, interactive, educational, creative and hands-on exhibits aimed at kids and families to come and enjoy.
They exhibits revolve each year, so you will always have something different to go back to!
Each week they have a host of activities in their Science Lab and Art Studio, as well as fun seasonal workshops for kids to enjoy.
Their science exhibits feature two water based exhibits, where they guide kids through the water process cycle, and allow them to understand why it is one of the worlds most precious resources. There are hands-on and interactive exhibits where they can really immerse themselves in what they are learning.
On weekends, docent-led presentation occur as part of the Science on A Sphere exhibit which was actually designed by NASA! It will take kids on a journey through space via images from the Hubble Telescope, probes and satellites all show on a massive 3D 6 foot wide sphere!
They also have fine art, folk art, and geological collections too.
Keep an eye on their events calendar too, because on Thursdays they have Family Fun Nights with a different theme each evening, where the whole family can come and enjoy the educational and fascinating experience they put on!
June and July also allows kids to participate in their fun summer camps too!
How much does it cost?
- Children$4 (Ages 4 - 12)
- Free Under: 3 years, and IMAS members
When can we go?
Tues, Wed & Fri 9am -5pm / Thurs 9am - 8pm / Sunday 1pm - 5pm
They offer 2 hour school tours with learning objectives in science, social studies, language and the arts - starting at 9:30am or 12:30pm. They also offer outreach programs. .
Any Top Tips?
Family Fun Nights every Thursday are only $1 per person! .
Can I get one of those?
If you ask really nicely you might just be able to pick up something from their gift shop! They have a unique collection of rocks and minerals, as well as fun science kits so you can keep experimenting when you get home! They also sell shirts, teddies and mugs!.
What people are saying?
by Douglas Snider
nice place to visit with the kids
by Alaniz Counseling and Behavioral Center, P.C.
Everybody who is visiting McAllen should see this amazing museum. With continuously rotating exhibitions and knowledgeable museum attendants, this place is a great place to learn and have family fun.
by Jonathan Skinner
Very good museum but doesnt campare to the hundreds of museums in the city of Brownsville. They are bigger and have more stuff.
by Lori Bravo
by ramon garcia