All Hands-On Science

Thanksgiving Extended Hours

Thanksgiving Extended Hours

The MESS Hall will be open from 10 am – 5 pm Monday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 27, as well as Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30. Come...

December at the MESS Hall

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

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is a global effort to introduce students to the beginnings of computer programming. Join us during one of our special coding...

Holiday Camps

Register now! Looking for something fun for the kids to do over the holidays while you do some last minute shopping or just relax?...

Veteran’s Day Extended Hours

November 11, 10 AM – 5 PM. Active duty and retired military personnel are admitted FREE! Admission for the rest of their families is...

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?
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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