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 $6 per student. We require a $50 deposit to hold the date, with the remainder due on the day of the trip.
Do you have a camp bigger than 25 students? Have the MESS Hall come to you!
We offer a variety of programs depending on the age and nature of the group.
Block by Block – A young girl outsmarts the king in this adaptation of “One Grain of Rice” using Legos. Students get a concrete sense of exponential growth as they discover how quickly the Legos multiply. Targeting grades 3 – 6. Accommodates large groups. Program runs approximately 1 hour.
Optional hands on activity stations available for additional fee.
Intro to Engineering – Students guide the presenter to build an ever-expanding tower which overcomes the force of gravity and stays balanced. Short presentation is followed by open ended building stations. Targeting grades K-2. Accommodates large groups.
Tinker Tots – Beginning with a group story, this program engages learners in facilitated exploration of light and shadow. Targeting grades K-2. Suitable for individual classrooms of up to 18 students.
Block Party – enhance your event with a side of science. Booth visitors will explore engineering through open ended building activities. Suitable for a large range of ages.
Sound Booth – Explore the wonders of sound with the whole family while making your own instrument or playing our unique set of musical objects. Suitable for a large range of ages.
Programs vary in cost based on number of participants, length of time, and other factors. Let us know what programs interest you and what dates, and our staff will coordinate final details with you. There is a travel fee for locations outside of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Looking for a fun outing for your church group, scout troop, or other band 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.