While we might not think of our forefathers (except perhaps Franklin and Jefferson) as scientists, they truly exhibited some of the traits we encourage at the MESS Hall — curiosity, initiative, persistence — and came up with one of the greatest experiments, our government. Honor the founding of the country this week by doing your own experiments with us at the MESS Hall. We will have demonstrations of the science of fireworks daily, mess kits inspired by our nation’s founders, and more.

We will be open our regular hours, 10 am to 5 pm, on July 4, so come down and explore.