All Hands-On Science

Spring break at the MESS Hall

Spring break at the MESS Hall

We will be open extended hours from March 16 – April 4. Visit Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm throughout that span. Special exhibit: Imagination Playground! What will...

Science Sleuths

This month Science Sleuths explore robotics and computer science, using hands on activities! This program is Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 pm (home school version...

Tech Team

Mondays, 4 pm – 6 pm April 6 – 27 Students in grades 5-9 will learn computer programming using Scratch and other languages as well...

Tinker Tots and Science Discovery Workshop

Tinker Tots and Science Discovery Workshop

Join us Saturday, March 21 for two special programs. Tinker Tots provides young scientists, ages 3-kindergarten, a guided exploration of a science concept, including a...

Engineering Week Programs

Engineering Week Programs

February 25 from 3:30-5 pm students in grades 2-5 can try their hand at engineering during a special drop off program. Registration is full. February...

Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff

The Pensacola MESS Hall is not a typical science museum. Rather than exhibits with planned outcomes, visitors get to work like real scientists, developing questions and creating experiments, engaging in complex reasoning and learning science just through tinkering. It’s all hands-on science. Learn more.

MESS Hall location
We are located at 116 N. Tarragona St. in downtown Pensacola, right behind Caldwell Associated Architects. (Need directions?)

Planning your visit

The Pensacola MESS Hall’s school year hours of operation are 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday through Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday. Admission is $8 per person, or free with a family membership.

Did You Know?
Upcoming Events

Spring Break Camps 9:00 am


Puppet Family Workshop 1:00 pm

Kids are born scientists. … And so the challenge is not getting kids interested in exploring the world around them; the challenge is staying out of their way.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Pensacola MESS Hall is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Featured Exhibit Marble Run

Marble Run

Design your own marble racetrack and race your friends! The same track pieces and tubes can have very different results depending on angles and other factors. It's a great hands-on demonstration of physics concepts like acceleration and velocity, and it's just one of many permanent exhibits at the Pensacola MESS Hall.

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