McALLEN — The doors to the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) Theater reopened to the public on Nov. 16, now that the Science on a Sphere® exhibit has been fully refurbished and is ready for viewing. 

“Science On a Sphere®,” also known as SOS, is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art exhibit designed by NASA and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to illustrate planetary and celestial systems like never before.

Educator-led presentations take place every day, featuring stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope, orbital satellites, space probes, and other sources shown on this three-dimensional, six-foot-wide sphere.

The SOS is a unique and captivating educational tool that is used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world, and it is integrated into the daily schedule at the International Museum of Art & Science in the heart of McAllen, Texas.

All SOS Presentations take place in the IMAS Theater and are FREE with General Admission. Doors to the IMAS Theater may be closed at times during a presentation for enhanced visitor experience, but visitors are welcome to enter at any time during public presentations. The SOS can also be reserved for guided group tours.