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Rock Out at IMAS Family Fun Night Geology Bash and Guest UTRGV Lecture


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McAllen, TX – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will be rocking out during its first Family Fun Night of the New Year on Thursday, January 2, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  

Family Fun Nights feature extended hours and programs centered around family learning and take place on the first Thursday of each month. 2020’s lineup starts off on January 2 with Geology Bash. This night features activities about volcanoes and the Earth’s layers. Explore Texas rock are and then create your own design. 

Dr. Juan Gonzalez

Join Dr. Juan Gonzalez, from UTRGV, at 6:00 p.m. for insights on his new research on the geological history of the RGV. Dr. Juan Gonzalez is a native of Colombia and an Associate Professor at the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at UTRGV. He received his Ph.D. at Tulane University. His research interest includes paleoclimate, past and present sea-level change, geoarchaeology and the geologic history of the Rio Grande Valley. His research is multidisciplinary and largely field-based, resulting in over 30 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Visitors can also explore the IMAS fine art galleries including Mexican and Latin American Folk Art, the newly opened Compulsory Measures, and Erica Daborn’s Dialogues with Mother Earth and the Christmas Tree Forest before their final day, Sunday, January 5,

Family Fun Nights continue in February with Art Bash on February 6. March 5 is all about the Science of Food with hands-on activities, food sampling, and more. Explore nutrition, flavor profiles, and how beer is made. Paint art inspired by your favorite snack food and learn how fruits grow with a seed dissection. Visit theimasonline.org to see all the Family Fun Night themes for 2020.

Family Fun Night activities are included in cost of General Admission and free for IMAS Members. WIC and EBT cardholders can attend the Family Fun Nights for $1 per person.

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