Check out these opportunities to explore science. The MESS Hall hosts events for the whole family, and after-hours events exclusively for adults to get in on the science fun!

Looking for info on Classroom Science Programs, Field Trips or Homeschool Programs?

Curiosity Days

Each month, we present focused activities related to a special theme. Activities are geared for learners ages 7+. Programs are from 1-4 PM and included in admission.

Sept 22: Into the Woods
Oct 20: Frankenstein
Nov 10: Diggin’ Fossils (includes fossil hunt with preregistration)

Questioning Corner

Young learners engage in age appropriate exploration related to special themes. Activities are geared for learners ages 3-8. Programs are from 10 AM – noon and included in admission.

Sept 15: Magnetism
Oct 13: Forces and Motion
Dec 1: Light and Shadow
Jan 19: Geometry

Saturday Night Science

Oct 13 | 6PM – 8PM | $8/person ages 3+

Join us to investigate chemistry on October 13! Activities suitable for ages 3+. Program is free for members! Register Online. (Members check your email for discount code)

Adult Programming

Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Join us for events that bring out your inner child and make your own discoveries.

Sept 14 | 6 PM: Are you ready for a blast from the past!? Join the MESS Hall for another Nerd Night event: Retro Night. Travel back in time to the birth of the video game, relive childhood nostalgia, and take on team challenges like the Rubik’s Race! Cost: $20. Ages 21+. Preregister today!

Nov 8 | 5:30 PM: Investigate! Murder Mystery Night Use your powers of observation to solve the mystery during this interactive theater experience.  Cost: $30.  Ages 21+. Registration coming soon.


Foo Foo Festival : Science on the Street

Nov 3 – 14 

The Pensacola MESS (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff) Hall is bringing fun to the streets with “Science on the Street,” an interactive science experience.

As part of Foo Foo Fest, the Pensacola MESS Hall will present a second installment of “Science on the Street.”

Downtown Pensacola’s Palafox Street, from Garden St. to Main St., 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.