International Museum of Art and Science
The International Museum of Art and Science is the Rio Grande Valley's premier science and art museum. It is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and is Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The 50,000 square foot facility offers hands on, interactive exhibits for visitors to learn about art and science. The permanent exhibits are: Science on a Sphere, a NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-designed exhibit that teaches visitors about space; RioScape, the valley's only interactive science playground; Water Journey and Watershed; and a sculpture garden, which includes a replica Olmec stone head sculpture. The museum also offers various educational and cultural programs.
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