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Temporarily Closed

Temporarily Closed

We are moving! The Pensacola MESS Hall is temporarily closed while we prepare to move to a new location. Our re-opening date is TBD, and we are excited to announce that date as soon as possible. Check back here or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on our growth. Thank you for all of your […]

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Observe the Moon Night

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

Winter Break Camps

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

Science in the Sun

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

Fall Visits 2020

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

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

Take Away Kits

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

Summer Visits 2020

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

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

Summer Volunteers

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

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

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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Planning Your Visit

We are located at 116 N. Tarragona St. in downtown Pensacola, right behind Caldwell Associated Architects. (Need directions?)