All Hands-On Science

Open Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Open Friday 10 am – 5 pm

Friday, April 18, the MESS Hall will be open from 10 am – 5 pm. Come use math to draw Easter eggs and get ready for the holiday!

Scratch is back!

Scratch is back!

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming while making your own games and animations. Join us for Scratch club and work with others to get...

Spring break hours

Spring break hours

The MESS Hall will be open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday, March 18 through Saturday, March 22, during Escambia and Santa Rosa counties...

Pi Day March 15

Pi Day March 15

Join us a day after Pi Day (officially 3.14) for activities to explore this amazing and incredibly useful number. This special workshop at 1...

Design Challenge Saturday

Design Challenge Saturday

Join us Saturday, May 8, from 2-4 pm for a Design Challenge. This week we will be building contraptions. Recommended for ages 8 and...

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

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That's funny…’

— Isaac Asimov

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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