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International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS)

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Address: 1900 Nolana, McAllen, TX 78501
Phone Number:
+1 956-682-1564
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice museum

Staff here is friendly and knowledgeable and I have many wonderful memories from this place. I have celebrated my son's birthday's and visited countless events. We even watched a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
Ekaterina D
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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been away from the Valley (aka RGV) for a while, and was delighted to see the all that the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) was up to. Though my daughter was in S. America on vacation, she was able to enjoy via technology the captivating exhibit of BUGS at IMAS. This wonderful regional museum continues to embrace... More 

Thank Kenneth G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome summer camp for my 4 and 6 year olds .. Such a kind and loving staff .. Very professional and knowledgable ... They learned so much while having a great time... IMAS is a wonderful destination if you have young kids... They love it.

Thank Candy C
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Staff here is friendly and knowledgeable and I have many wonderful memories from this place. I have celebrated my son's birthday's and visited countless events. We even watched a snake feed on live mice once. My only gripes are that they removed the cheap admission on Thursday. Also when there is an exhibit in the Discovery Pavilion there isn't that... More 

Thank Ekaterina D
McAllen, Texas
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173 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because I think the IMAS should be much bigger to help the local kids learn more about all things science and explore their imaginiation. There are some great children museums around the country and it's time IMAS grew and offered more experiences to the public. Our family has always enjoyed... More 

Thank Madzech
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This small little museum was well run and the people working there were so friendly. Well worth the 2 hours we spend there. Appropriate for all ages. Beautiful building. Hands on activities for kids. Nicely done exhibits. Didn't get to check out the playground due to the rain - but it looked like lots of fun!

Thank TexasAggiesFab5
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The first time I came to the museum many years ago it only took us 5 minutes to see the whole place. This time it took us a little longer, LOL! There is something for everyone, from my 19 month old nephew to my 76 yr old mom. We all enjoyed it very much and saw almost all the exhibits.

Thank Laura M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I went to the “Sin Poesia No Hay Ciudad” opening, and the event was very well organized: young people, prepared speakers, good food and wine, and I talked to the artist and other people from art organizations that participated. I also visited the other exhibits there now, and I was glad to see variety. The staff has been professional the... More 

Thank Elisa F
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Imas offers art exhibits in 5 separate galleries. Leaning toward contemporary art, there is currently an exhibit of indigenous Taiwanese textiles, and early 20th century stained glass. There are also splendid ongoing science experiences.

Thank McAllenNancy
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We took our out of town guests, adults and children, to the museum as a first experience visit for them. They enjoyed themselves with the various activities on hand and especially the science portions.

Thank josemA750XC
McAllen, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I thought my 10 year old nephew how to use a DSLR here. Fun activities for children. Great exibits. What more can I say. There is not much to do in McAllen and this is one of the best.

Thank Lambert Q

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