All Hands-On Science

September at the MESS Hall

September at the MESS Hall

During September, come explore the MESS Hall during our regular hours, Tuesday-Friday, 2 PM – 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM. Special during September are our Four...

October at the MESS Hall

During October, come explore the MESS Hall during our regular hours, Tuesday-Friday, 2 PM – 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM. Want...

Observe the Moon Night

September 19th 6pm-8pm As part of International Observe the Moon Night, join the MESS Hall for an exploration of the science of our nearest...

Scout Nights

Girl Scout and Boy Scout Events Earn a badge at the MESS Hall! We will have a variety of stations that address the skills in...

Your Body - Aug 2-8

Your Body – Aug 2-8

Examine the science behind what makes you you. Explore the science of food, nutrition, how you move, and more. Workshops Pre-register! August 4th: Delicious +...

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 Tuesday through Friday and 10am to 5pm Saturday. Admission is $8 per person, or free with a family membership.

Did You Know?
Upcoming Events

T-E-C Studio 3:30 pm


Tinker Tots 9:00 am

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

— 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.

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