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Science in the Sun

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The Pensacola MESS Hall will present Science in the Sun during the month of November. This series of events, held in parks across our community, will each feature a 45 minute interactive science show led by MESS Hall educators. The performances will be geared toward learners in elementary school and their families.  Two different topics […]

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Take Away Kits

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To help meet the educational needs in the Pensacola area during the ongoing pandemic, the Pensacola MESS Hall has created Take Away Kits that provide materials and instructions to inspire curiosity at home. Each kit comes complete with all of the materials to complete 4 different activities and suggestions for extensions. Activities are selected from […]

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MESS Hall Gift Shop To Go

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What will you and your kids do together to learn over the next few weeks? The MESS Hall gift shop has great toys, games, books, and puzzles that will engage everyone in the family. Shop online and pick up a to-go order that afternoon. Shop local and support your local, nonprofit science museum! Place your […]

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Closure for COVID-19

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In an abundance of caution, the MESS Hall is closed to visitors until at least March 24. Please visit this page or follow our social media for updates. We are continuing with our spring break camps and have added an additional week of camp to coincide with the school closure. Registration is available. Register Online […]

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Give the Gift of Discovery

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Looking for the perfect gift for the family that has everything? A visit to the MESS Hall is inspirational, educational, and entertaining for all ages to spend time together. Our Flex Pass and Full Annual Memberships make great gifts.  Click here to see a comparison of our options. Flex PassGet 6 months of admission for you […]

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Winter Break Holiday Hours

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The MESS Hall will be open Extended Hours, from 10 AM – 5 PM the following dates: Tuesday, December 17 – Saturday, December 21 Thursday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 31 Thursday, January 2 – Saturday, January 4 The Museum will be closed December 22 – 25; and January 1. Please visit our Winter Break Camps post for info […]

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Illusion: Human Perception Summer Exhibit

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Can you believe it? Fool your senses with our special summer exhibit along with featured Mess Kits. Every weekday from 11 AM – 1 PM, visitors and their caregivers can explore our Questioning Corner Cart. Designed for young learners, the cart is filled with activities focusing on different themes. Also weekdays, at 2 PM, our […]

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Wine Pull 2018

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Sip for Science! Enjoy sampling a variety of wines, munching on hors d’oeuvres, and mingling with others who inspire creativity and scientific curiosity at the 2018 MESS Hall Wine Pull! Each guest gets a chance to win a “mystery” bottle of wine from the pull — experiment and see what you can win ! July 20 […]

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MESS Hall May – AstronoMay

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3… 2… 1… Blast off into summer with a month of space exploration and astronomy. Check out our after-hours Saturday Night Science, Curiosity Day – AstronoMay, and the debut of our new summer exhibit! Saturday Night Science | Curiosity Day Summer Exhibit | Summer Camp & Homeschool Editing Our Evolution & More   Saturday Night Science – Astronomy April […]

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March at the MESS Hall

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Gulf Coast Science Festival Celebrate science with us during the inaugural Gulf Coast Science Festival! Join us March 8-17 as we partner with organizations in our area to feature a variety of science- and technology-related activities, all with the goal of inspiring curiosity, experimentation, and creative problem solving by both adults and children. Festival of Flight – […]

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Home School Programs Fall 2017

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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. Register today! September: Zing! Electricity Sept 19 – 9 AM-9:45 AM – Tinker Tots – Ages 3-5 – $5/$7 member/nonmember Sept 21 – 9 AM – 10:15 AM – […]

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Holiday Camps

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December 19-30. Looking for something fun for the kids in grades 1-6 while you take care of other things over the break? Our holiday camps are the answer. Choose from a 3 hour morning camp (9 AM – noon) or add extended time for the afternoon (8:30-3:30) as well. Each day is a different theme: […]

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What is a Mess Kit?

Mess Kits are single-serving experiments that allow kids to explore scientific concepts at their own pace. Visitors are encouraged to complete as many as they want!