Pokémon Go has taken over the world and is now taking over the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS)! Fun for trainers of all ages, Gym Takeover Night will explore the science behind your favorite characters’ evolution and various types of Pokémon. You can even make your own Poké Ball and take part in epic battles as your team works together to take over the IMAS gym! All of this fun will take place on August 4th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the IMAS!
What is Pokémon?
Created in 1995 by Japanese video game designer Satoshi Tajiri, the famous franchise centers on fictional characters called Pokémon. These creatures come in all shapes and sizes, and live in the wild or alongside humans. They do not speak, but instead utter their own names. Pokémon are raised by humans known as trainers. During their adventures, Pokémon grow and become more experienced and, on occasion, evolve into stronger Pokémon. There are more than 700 of these creatures that inhabit the universe!
Emerge yourself into this fun world by dressing up like your favorite Pokémon or trainer! Explore the many different types of water, fire, rock or ghost Pokémon lurking at IMAS. With two different Pokéstops at IMAS, your fun will be endless!
More than Pokémon
In addition to the wondrous world of Pokémon, there are several great exhibits to explore as well:
Indigenous Weaving: An Exhibition of Native Objects from the National Museum of History
Featuring 40 native weavings from Taiwanese indigenous peoples, visitors will get a rare glimpse into the unique lifestyles and value systems of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. With traditional patterns and unique weaving styles disappearing, this will provide great insight into the intricate and precise calculations used in each weave pattern. Any missed calculation would likely distort the entire work!
The World of Jan Brett
This exhibit encourages playful exploration and brings the stories of Jan Brett to life. It will feature over 50 original paintings from Brett’s bestselling books, which take visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures where she gets her inspiration. Her original artwork invites visitors to travel the globe and become a part of their favorite books.
Sacred Visions Stained Glass Windows
20 stained glass windows from the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany depict various ecclesiastical scenarios of angels, saints and the teachings of Jesus mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, otherwise known as Beatitudes.
Here Be Dragons
Mythical fire-breathing dragons hundreds of feet tall with long tails and thousands of scales! OH, MY! Explore the myth of dragons through culture, literature, folklore and more. Visitors will even be able to see the real “dragons” of today! Learn about what “dragons” eat, how they survive in the wild, their natural predators and challenges to their survival!
*The Here Be Dragons exhibition is not included in general admission. There is a $5 additional entrance fee except for Family Premium Members and above.
Sin Poesía No Hay Ciudad: The Street Poetry of Armando Alanís Pulido
Detailed street art composed of poetry and literacy painted on abandoned walls has made this exhibit popular. With short inspirational verses in bold black words on white walls, Armando Alanís Pulido has entranced over 150 cities with his artwork. The IMAS exhibit features 40 photographs of street art from the deeply optimistic verses of Mexican poet and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz and extracts from Alanís himself.
Regular general admission is $7.00 for adults, $5 for senior citizens or students with I.D., $4 for children 4 through 12 and FREE for IMAS members. For more information, please call the IMAS at 956.682.0123 or visit the website.