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Upcoming Events

Curiosity Days

Each month, we present focused hands-on activities related to a special theme. Come in from 1pm to 4pm to enjoy these activities, curated for learners ages 6+ and included with admission.

Admission is $10 for ages 3+, and free for annual MESS Hall members and flex pass holders.

November 11, 2019 | Space | The planets have aligned to make this Curiosity Day an out of this world experience. We will begin early with a chance to view a rare Mercury transit of the sun (next occurring in our area in 2049). Inside, learn more about our solar system, investigate how scientists are finding planets outside our solar system, and imagine the life that might be there.

Questioning Corner

Questioning Corner engages young learners in age appropriate exploration related to special themes. Activities are geared for learners ages 3-8. Programs are from 10 AM – noon and included with admission.

Admission is $10 for everyone 3+, free for MESS Hall members.

November 2, 2019 | Space | Bring the sun, moon, and starts down to Earth with hands-on activities that encourage observing, predicting, and investigating.

Homeschool Field Trips

Pre-registration required.

Dates for 2019-2020 below. These programs begin with an interactive science-show, followed by hands-on stations exploring monthly topics.  There is no charge for chaperones; Groups should plan for at least one chaperone per 5 students.


November 20, Wed
10AM – 11:30AM
 Ecology $8/student
January 16, Thu
10AM – 11:30AM
 Planet Earth $8/student
February 11, Tue
10AM – 11:30AM
 Electricity $8/student
April 8, Wed
10AM – 11:30AM
 April Showers $8/student
May 7, Thu
10AM – 11:30AM
 Light $8/student

Note that field trips are not included with member benefits. All students are $8 each. Preregistration required. For theme descriptions, please visit the homeschool programs page.

Hidden No More

November 5, 2019. 5:30-7 PM.

Nine women in STEM will discuss their work — From robotics, to electric drive technologies, to women in IT, to environmental studies

Join the MESS Hall & the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council as they welcome visitors from Austria, Costa Rica, Fiji, Mongolia, Namibia, Sweden, Tanzania, Timor-Leste & United Arab Emirates in celebration International Science Center & Science Museum Day.

The visitors are participating in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program on a project titled #HiddenNoMore: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM. Three will present overviews of their work, detailing how what was once viewed as science fiction is today’s reality. All will be available for Q & A as well as networking with the audience.

Diplomacy Council Members only networking from 5:00 – 5:30
TICKETS: General Admission – $10
Citizen Diplomacy Council Members – $8
Students – $5

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Science Uncorked | 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. 

$50 – Individual Ticket

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ATTIRE: Smart Casual
Ages 21+

Thank you to our Sponsors: 
Navy Federal Credit Union
Gulf Power Mott MacDonald ● 5 Barrel Brewery
 Stephanie and Frank White ● Ruth & Rick Harper 
Thompson Briggs Developers