All Hands-On Science

Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps

During winter break, join us for half day camps, 9 am – noon. Participants will get to explore the MESS Hall and engage in hands on activities, from making ornaments...

Winter break hours

The MESS Hall will be open extended hours during Winter break: December 22, 23 – 10 am – 5 pm December 26, 27 –...

Volunteer Training

Join our awesome group of volunteers in making the Pensacola MESS Hall a success. We will host a volunteer training on December 14 from...

Hour of Code

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...

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...

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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