Fall Programs and Events

School Year Hours

Come in for open exploration during the school year!
Tuesday – Friday 1PM – 5PM
Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

The MESS Hall will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 12 & 13, to replace the exhibits and for general maintenance.

$4 Friday in Septembers

Every in September, join us for half-off general admission, for all ages 3+. Cannot be combined with any other offers.


Curiosity Days

One Saturday a month, enjoy special programs, hands on activities, and more during Curiosity Day. Each program will include special stations where you will engage in the special topic, diving deep into discovery. Program is included with admission and suitable for most ages.

Sept 23 – Electricity
Oct 14 – Chemistry
Nov 4 – Fossils


Saturday Night Science

Tired of the same old thing on Saturday night? Why not try some science? The whole family will enjoy our Saturday Night Science programs with a variety of hands on stations that are fun and educational. $8/$10 member/nonmember per person, including adults. Space is limited; preregistration is required. 6 PM – 8 PM Sign up today!

Sept 16 – Nano Night
Dec 2 – Robotics Night


Scout Programs

Have the MESS Hall help your troop earn its badge or your den complete an elective adventure. Activities go beyond the basics to really engage the scouts in science discovery. 6 PM – 7:30 PM. $8 per scout, Den/Troop leader and co-leader are free. Preregistration is required.

Dec 1 – Brownie Home Scientist
Dec 8 – Bear Cub Super Science

The MESS Hall also offers small group workshops for your scouts to complete other activity requirements, including the new STEM Girl Scout badges. Contact us for details on scheduling your group.


Homeschool Workshop

This fall, the MESS Hall is offering monthly workshops for home school students. The classes are divided by age group, and each month is a different theme.

September – Zing! Electricity
October – Ew! Chemistry
November – Bam! Build

Learn more about dates and prices on our Homeschool Programs page, or join us for our Homeschool Meet Up Sept 8, 1PM-5PM. Admission is $4 for everyone, ages 3 and up, held during September’s Four Dollar Friday. (Members receive free admission, as it is during general operating hours.) Please contact us if you would like to attend.