Outreach Programs | Pensacola MESS Hall

Outreach Programs

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the MESS Hall has adjusted our school programming. We offer 3 types of programs for schools: field trips to the MESS Hall, outreach programs by MESS Hall staff, and virtual field trips. When you book a program, you are reserving a program date and indicating a preferred program. As the date approaches, we will work with you to determine which program best meets the current requirements.

Please contact us with questions regarding booked programs and future booking via groups@pensacolamesshall.org

Virtual Field Trips

Request a virtual field trip to share with your students. These virtual field trips are led by a MESS Hall educator and developed as interactive experiences your students can participate in from home. Alternatively, the MESS Hall staff can present virtually to your in-person classroom. Choose from these themes below and submit a request form to coordinate booking.

Grades Theme
preK – 2  Moonbear’s Shadow
2 – 5 Water

Submit your request today

Outreach classroom programs

Have MESS Hall educators visit your classroom. Presenters come with materials for each student to participate in a facilitator-led hands on lesson. Students will make their own discoveries while exploring a topic in depth. The themes mirror the virtual field trip program.

Grades Theme
preK – 2  Moonbear’s Shadow
2 – 5 Water

Submit your request today

Onsite Field trips

Book a school year field trip today for 2020-2021. A field trip to the MESS Hall includes the exploration of a variety of hands on math, science and engineering stations and exhibits where students get to act like a scientist and make their own discoveries and engineering their own designs and test them out. 

  • Immerse learners in learning through hands-on experiences
  • Support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education
  • Enhance cognitive, physical, social and emotional development
  • Reinforce newly acquired skills
  • Extend classroom learning
  • Foster individual learning styles

Grade level field trips

We are currently only offering our grade level field trips with enhanced, structured exploration. Hands on stations for grade level field trips are aligned with the grade level standards and cover a variety of different topics. Grades 1-5.

Chaperones are required. For grades 1-2, one chaperone for every 5 children. For grades 3-5, one chaperone for every 10 children.

Field trips are 1 1/2 hours long and begin at 10 AM.

  • Cost: $225. Chaperones are free.
  • Time: 10 – 11:30 am.

Capacity: up to 40 students/trip

Cancellation Policy

If the program is cancelled due to changing government rulings based on COVID-19, there will be no fee for cancellation. If a cancellation occurs less than 14 calendar days before the field trip is scheduled, a $25 fee will be assessed for each day your trip was scheduled. If a cancellation occurs less than 10 calendar days before the field trip is scheduled, a $50/day fee will be assessed.


The Pensacola MESS Hall facility is fully wheelchair accessible. Many activities are suitable for visitors with a variety of disabilities. Our staff will work with your group to determine any ways we can assist you. Examples include choosing activities suitable for visually or hearing impaired.

Book a field trip today!

Community Booths

The Pensacola MESS Hall expands its reach into the community through our outreach booths. We offer a limited number of free or discounted booths for community events. Please fill out our webform to request a booth for your event. Preplanning is rewarded! We book booths 3-12 months in advance.