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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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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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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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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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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 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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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!