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Observe the Moon Night

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Are you ready for an out-of-this-world opportunity? We’re bringing back “Observe the Moon Night.” Joining us with their tools and expertise are members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association. Safely view displays from telescopes together and learn more about observing space from the earth. Also, take part in our low-touch activities, including stomp rocket building, […]

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Winter Break Camps

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Camps are back and winter break is the perfect time for cool science exploration! This year, Science Sampler Camp offers new experiments, discovery, and opportunities to create each day for scientists in grades 1st through 6th. Dive into topics like game design, mineralogy, rocket engineering & more. Time & DatesDecember 21 – 23 & 28-31Full […]

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Fall Visits 2020

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While this page is our most current hours, we recommend calling (877-937-6377) to confirm that we are open, as we navigate the ongoing pandemic. The Pensacola MESS Hall has the following hours of operation: September & October 2020 Sunday – Wednesday Thursday – Friday Saturday   Closed 12pm – 5pm 10am – 5pm Typical School […]

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Kits for Classrooms

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Making Hands-On Science Easy Old lesson plans are out: Bring on the new approach!We know there are new challenges and realities to confront for the next school year. The Pensacola MESS Hall doesn’t want hands-on discovery to fall by the wayside. That is why we are creating kits of materials, with learning guides, all necessary […]

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Summer Visits 2020

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Please note that our operating hours are subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic. Before your visit, we recommend you make a reservation or call (877-937-6377). Summer Exhibit Our Planet: Past, present, & future presents how we know what we have learned about our home planet and what has changed over time. Explore with […]

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STEM Series: Future Girl Scouts

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Sessions for ages 9 -11 begin June 30, 2020. Sign-up still open. Register today! This program is for prospective, but not current scouts, aged 9 through 11. Join the MESS Hall and the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council for a STEM Series for prospective girl scouts, Virtual Science Sampler. Get a taste of what it’s […]

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Summer Volunteers

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High School volunteers Teen volunteers are critical to the operations of the MESS Hall. They serve as the face of the museum, assisting visitors with activities. Applications for our summer volunteer program have passed. We will provide updates about future volunteer opportunities as we make plans.

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Science At Home

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Virtual Field Trips Our field trips are going virtual! We’ll be broadcasting live, from our homes, demonstrating hands-on activities, and helping you follow along at home. Parents, sign-up for pre-scheduled programs from home. Teachers, schedule your own interactive, virtual field trip to share with your classrooms.  Teachers Request a virtual field trip to share with your […]

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MESS Hall Goes Gourmet

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  Postponed due to CDC Guidelines regarding COVID-19. March 29, 2020 | 5pm Part of the 2020 Gulf Coast Science Festival Join us for a special event combining Science & Food. It is a fun & unique fine dining experience with Pensacola’s favorite local chefs – you don’t want to miss it!  This fundraiser for […]

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Spring 2020

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Spring Break Camp Explore and create during Science Sampler, March 16 – 20, for grades 1st – 6th. Each day offers a new experiment or topic to dive into, following the campers’ interests. Topics include ecology and earth science, engineering, and more, scaled to their abilities. Single-day sign up available. A morning session of camp […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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The holidays are for being together – this year, do something new with the whole family. Come explore during our extended hours of operation during the Thanksgiving Break. For full hours and admission rates, please visit this page.   Sunday Monday Tuesday – Friday Saturday Holiday Hours – November 25 – 30 Closed 10am – […]

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Science Uncorked

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November 10, 2019 | 6pm Sip, savor, and support science in your community during our fall fundraiser. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeurves, and a showcase of how we inspire curiosity through math, engineering, science, and stuff!Sponsorships available. Please email us if you are interested.  TICKETS $50 – Individual Ticket Buy Tickets Now   ATTIRE Smart CasualAges […]

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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!