All Hands-On Science

Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The MESS Hall will be open extended hours during Thanksgiving week. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday we will be open 10 am – 5 pm. Be thankful for science!

Hour of Code

Join the Pensacola MESS Hall to celebrate the Hour of Code. All week we will have special activities and mess kits. In addition, we...

Superhero Science!

Superhero Science!

On October 25 we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics all day. We will have special programs and mess kits to investigate...

Fossil Workshops October 11

Fossil Workshops October 11

Fossil Day Returns! Join us Oct 11 for a fossil workshop. Participants will get a chance to sort through river sediment in search of...

Girl Scout Juniors CSI Night

Come discover the fun of investigation and earn your Girl Scout Juniors CSi badge. Event is Oct 3, 5 to 7 pm. Troop leaders...

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?
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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