Science on the Street

The Pensacola MESS Hall is proud to present Science on the Street as part of Foo Foo Fest 2016. Palafox Street from Garden to Main will be transformed from an ordinary sidewalk to a stroll through science. Anchoring the exploration will be a geologic timeline, highlighting notable events during the Earth’s 4.5 billion year history. Exhibits such as a dinosaur that appears to follows you with his head, a shimmer wall and vortex cannon, and a large scale Newton’s cradle provide hands on experiences. Bring your body and your brain to try out some illusions and puzzles, too. The activities will be installed for the duration of the festival, from November 3-14, twenty-four hours a day.

Take a peak at the geological timeline used to guide your exploration of Science on the Street! International Chronostratigraphic Chart

To enhance the geological exploration, the MESS Hall will also offer a fossil workshop on site on Veteran’s Day, November 11. Participants will dig through fossil rich Eocene marine sediment, remnants of the variety of animals that lived in shallow tropical seas that covered much of current Florida and Alabama approximately 50 million years ago. Shark teeth, sting ray, sawfish, turtle, fish, and other marine fossils are common finds in the sediment, and participants will keep what they find. Experts will be on hand to help identify your finds as you start your own fossil collection. This program is included with admission, but space is limited so preregistration is recommended.

More information about locations of activities will be posted soon!