All Hands-On Science

Boom Week - June 28-July 4

Boom Week – June 28-July 4

Explore the physics of fireworks. Special programs include the chemistry of fireworks. Special guests will be Eglin AFB Air Force Explosive Ordnance Team. Special Programs Eglin AFB Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

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...

Air Week – July 5-11

Celebrate the Blue Angels air show with investigations of air. Special program includes a presentation of the MESS Hall’s Air Show. Special Programs July...

Flight Week – July 12-18

Investigate the principles of flight with this week’s programs and mess kits including paper helicopters! Special presentation by Ken Blackburn, World Record Holder for...

Space Week – July 19-25

Honor the anniversary of the first moon landing. Investigate our cosmic neighborhood and learn the science of space. Workshops (pre-registration recommended) Rover workshop –...

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 Monday through Saturday and 1pm to 5pm Sunday. Admission is $8 per person, or free with a family membership.

Did You Know?
Upcoming Events

MESS Hall Air Show 2:00 pm


Tinker Tots – Air 9:00 am


Seed Dispersal Workshop 2:00 pm

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

— Albert Einstein

The Pensacola MESS Hall is open Monday 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.

Look at this MESS.