Summer Programs for Groups | Pensacola MESS Hall

Summer Programs for Groups

Onsite Field Trips

Looking for something fun AND educational for your summer day camp? Visit the MESS Hall!

Learners have the opportunity for open-ended exploration of the exhibits and check out mess kits during a 1 1/2 hour experience. We schedule summer field trips weekday mornings. They begin between 9:30-9:45 so the participants can receive an orientation before we open to the public at 10. The group size is between 10-25 students, with one chaperone per 8 students required. Students should all be at least in elementary school. The price is $8 per student. We require a $50 deposit to hold the date, with the remainder due on the day of the trip.

Reserve your date online! Please email us if you have any questions.

Looking for our science-themed summer camps? Details here.


Outreach Programs

Do you have a camp bigger than 25 students? Have the MESS Hall come to you!

Explore the Shore – Take a virtual trek on the wild side! Comb the beach, map the coast, tag some virtual fish, catch a bug, and more as we lead you and your students along the shores of Florida and Alabama. 

Program is 1.5 hours total and includes a 30-minute interactive presentation followed by 1 hour of hands-on stations for up to 50 people. If you have a larger group, we can schedule an additional hour of exploration.

Fee: $250 for up to 50 children; $75 for each additional hour of hands-on exploration for up to 50 children.

Travel Fee: For outreach programs outside of Escambia and Santa Rosa County a travel fee of $0.65 / mile will be added.

Want to book more than one show? Contact us at Groups@pensacolamesshall.org for additional offerings.


Hands-on Activity Booths

Looking for some hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy at your event this summer? Try one of our Booths:

Block Party Booth – Exercise your engineering skills with our open-ended building stations such as Imagination Playground, Kevas, Large and small arch building and more ($175).

Sound Booth –Explore the wonders of sound with the whole family while making your own instrument, or play some of our interesting instruments with a Sounds booth ($175).

If you have any other questions please fill out the form above to begin your reservation and contact our program coordinator, Lara Greene, at groups@pensacolamesshall.org.

Travel Fee: For outreach programs outside of Escambia and Santa Rosa County a travel fee of $0.65 / mile will be added.

Cancellation Policy for Outreach programming: If a cancellation occurs less than 14 calendar days before the program is scheduled, a $25 fee will be assessed for each day your program was scheduled. If a cancellation occurs less than 10 calendar days before the program is scheduled, a $50/day fee will be assessed.


Other Groups

Looking for a fun outing for your church group, scout troop, or other bands of science fans this summer? Bring your cohort to the MESS Hall! Contact us to schedule your group of 10-25 people to receive our special group rate.

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.