Hour Of Code | Pensacola MESS Hall

Hour Of Code

The Pensacola MESS Hall will celebrate Computer Science Education Week through Hour of Code, a nationwide effort to introduce people to computer programming. From December 9-13, we will have special mess kits and activities focusing on the fundamentals of computational thinking. In addition, we will have the following special workshops. Registration is required and the workshop fee is $5/$7 member/nonmember (fee does not include admission to the museum).

  • December 13: 45 minute sessions, beginning at 2 pm. Participants will work with a partner to learn programming skills by programming a Lego Mindstorms robot. Recommended ages 10 and up with adult assistance. 1 pm slot is full, but there is room in 2 pm and 3 pm slots.


  • December 10: 3:30-5 pm. Students in grades 1-4 will participate in hands on activities that demonstrate principles underlying computer programs and then test the ideas in an instructional computer game.
  • December 11: 4:30-6 pm. Students in grades 5-9 will explore computer programming using a variety of software and hardware tools.

You may register for the waitlist for the full sessions. If there is enough interest, we may schedule an additional session on a different day.

In addition to all of these programs, the MESS Hall is open for general admission for exploration of our exhibits and mess kits.