International Museum of Art and Science

McAllen, TX

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Address: 1900 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504, USA Number: 956 682 0123 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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! 

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How much does it cost?






$4 (Ages 4 - 12)


Free Under

3 years, and IMAS members


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Any top tips?


Family Fun Nights every Thursday are only $1 per person!

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Where is it at?


Just near Hwy 2 you will find 1900 Nolana, in McAllen where the museum is located

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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.

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!

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When can we go?


Tues, Wed & Fri 9am -5pm / Thurs 9am - 8pm / Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Closed Mondays

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