All Hands-On Science

Summer Camp at the MESS Hall

Summer Camp at the MESS Hall

Summer camps at the MESS Hall are a great way for your child to explore a new science topic and have fun. Registration is now open!

Tinker Tots and Science Discovery Workshop

Join us Saturday, April 25 for two special programs. Tinker Tots provides young scientists, ages 3-kindergarten, a guided exploration of a science concept, including a...

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...

MESS Hall Raises the Stakes

MESS Hall Raises the Stakes

Adult events, April 17 and 18.In the early 1990s, the MIT Black Jack Team mastered the art of card counting and took Vegas casinos...

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...

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.

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Upcoming Events

Fossil Workshop 1:00 pm

If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away.

— Linus Pauling

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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