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International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS)

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We've gotten a ton of use out of our membership over the last few years. It's not the biggest... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
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Fun and Interactive

We've really enjoyed the yearly membership and rotating exhibits. The discovery area is great for... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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The International Museum of Art & Science is a Smithsonian Affiliate and fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. IMAS is the premier art and science museum of South Texas and contains over 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. The IMAS...more
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1900 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504-4121
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

The IMAS is a great family museum! They are closed on Mondays, so be aware of that. But they are open on Sundays from 1-5 that is when we go.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

This is a small museum, with a couple of galleries for science, and a couple for art. They do well with the small space, at the time we were there with a fun and informative interactive exhibit on water use. It was probably designed for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed January 16, 2019

comparing this museum with the rest of the museums that I have been I will rate this as one of my favorite ones. The staff there were very helpful especially one young man that was leading the tour. He made the tour very fun for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank vegaseba
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Our first trip to the IMAS, but definitely not our last. All the staff was fantastic - explaining the different parts of the museum and helping us get interested. We became members when the counter staff person showed us the number other museums we could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This museum continues to surprise me. It consistently has well-thought out exhibitions. The children's area is interactive and full of imaginative possibilities. The gift shop is innovative also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We've gotten a ton of use out of our membership over the last few years. It's not the biggest museum, but that makes it more manageable (and not exhausting!) with kids of any age. There's always an interesting art exhibit in the back halls and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We've really enjoyed the yearly membership and rotating exhibits. The discovery area is great for kids, and the classes are informational and interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christy S
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I have visited this museum for over 30 years and it just keeps getting better. Love the interactive play for kids! Now that we live here and have a membership, we have grown to also love the activities for kids. They love the creatures in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This museum is pretty small. Although the art gallery is bigger compared to the rest of the attractions at the museums. I'd say it was a waste of money for us.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Romi B
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Drove all the family there only to find out they had just closed at 3 pm when website said open today 8-5 pm. They need to update their hours. Can't return cause we're only in area until tomorrow. Very disappointed 😞 I recommend to call...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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imasmuseum, Public Relations Manager at International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS), responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

We thank you for your review and are sorry that TripAdvisor had the wrong information. Our website is http://theimasonline.org and our hours on TripAdvisor have now been corrected. Mon: CLOSED Tue: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Wed: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thu: 9:00 am...More

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