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International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS), McAllen

Categories: Science Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The International Museum of Art & Science is a museum located in McAllen, Texas. It is dedicated to exhibiting Latin American art, as well as educating visitors about science. Its exhibits include antique stained glass, images from the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Discovery Pavilion, an educational children's exhibit. The museum also features a sculpture garden and a science playground.The museum's art collections include European art from the 16th to 19th centuries, Japanese prints, Modern art and folk art.
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  • Had visited this museum 3 years ago, and the experience was very good. On this occasion had an exhibition of reptiles in the children's area with an additional cost of 5 dlls. The area for children had very few activities because of this activity. The laboratory area was fun as they performed an experiment for kids. He cost of the entrance to the Museum I seems very high (7dlls. adult and 5 dlls. children), think that is excessive addition to not have with any type of discount.
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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 mi...  read more »
  • I've been told by many friends that the IMAS is such a great museum. Well I finally took my family to what used to be family discount day. (Which no longer is a 'thing'). I was so disappointed. There was almost nothing to do or see and even though they have a nice outdoor playground, not even all of that is functioning. Also, upon arriving I told the woman at the front desk that we had never been there and didn't know what to expect. We weren't informed about any presentations or anything. So we missed getting into basically the only thing in the whole place. SO not worth the money. Very disappointing.
  • Excellent displays and wonderful staff. Great place for kids, the outdoor playground is one of the coolest I've ever seen
  • Not a lot in the museum to look at. However there is a very nice children's play area. For our family this was one of the nicest parts.
  • Not worth the price. They have had almost a decade to develop the unused rooms on the science exhibit side of the museum, the permanent exhibits, and they have done nothing with them. There is NOT ENOUGH CONTENT here especially if you have kids who need more to interact with. Their pathetic attempt at keeping small children entertained are a bunch of legos and wooden toys around some tables. We have those at home, thanks. Also they have a big beautiful wooden playground house outside but it has fallen to disrepair and they don't bother to fix the water guns and chutes they used to have running on it years ago. They charge an additional $5 a person for the seasonal exhibit, which is usually another lame diversion that will be spent in merely a matter of 15 minutes or so. Apparently the managers figure if they are this close to Mexico, they might as well just treat their museum like Mexicans treat businesses. Keep the money, leave everything alone.
  • The Stars and Skies events are pretty cool and informative... We really enjoyed it and they're kid-friendly...
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