All Hands-On Science

Nature Week

Nature Week

Get wild at the MESS Hall this week! We have lots of great special programs, in addition to special mess kits and daily demonstrations. Special programs include Decomposers Workshop, Thursday...

Fall home school classes

Fall is just around the corner, bringing the start of the new school year. The MESS Hall is offering several classes for home school...

Green Week, July 15-20

Green Week, July 15-20

Come learn about our how you impact the environment during Green Week. Saturday, July 19, we will have special Watershed Workshops throughout the day,...

Your Body Week July 8 - 13

Your Body Week July 8 – 13

Explore your senses and how your body works during Your Body week at the MESS Hall. We will have dissections of different organs every...

Boom! Week July 1-6

Boom! Week July 1-6

While we might not think of our forefathers (except perhaps Franklin and Jefferson) as scientists, they truly exhibited some of the traits we encourage...

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 summer hours of operation are 10am to 5pm on Tuesday through Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. Admission is $8 per person, or free with a family membership.

Did You Know?
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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