February Programs and Events

Four Dollar Friday

During February, enjoy all the science at half the price! Admission is only $4 for everyone 3 years and up. Bring the family to come explore and dig into new mess kits and activities.

School Year Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Friday, 1PM – 5PM, and Saturdays 10AM-5PM.
Closed Sunday, Monday

Summer Camp Registration

Sign your young scientist up for a week of science discovery during the summer.
Click here to view our list of camp themes and schedule.
Registration is now open. Members receive 20% off of all camp registration, so become a member or renew today!

Curiosity Day

Engineering –  Saturday, February 17

Celebrate National Engineering Week during February’s Curiosity Day. Build bigger, taller, and better through a variety of special activities and demonstrations. Activities are suitable for a variety of ages and will be available from 1 PM – 4 PM. Included with admission.

Tinker Tots

Young learners and their caregivers will have the opportunity to explore new topics each month in an age-appropriate activity. Each session will begin with a story, and participants will then explore the topic with hands on materials. Participation in Saturday Tinker Tots includes admission to the museum, though caregivers and other family members will need to pay if the family chooses to explore the museum after the program.
Ages 3-K. 9 AM – 9:45 AM. $5.60/$7 member/nonmember. Preregistration is required.

February 12 & 24 – Building Bridges

Homeschool Workshops

The MESS Hall offers monthly workshops for home school students. The classes are divided by age group, and each month is a different theme.
$8/$10 member/nonmember.

Science Discovery Workshop – Ages 6-8 – 9AM – 10:15AM
Feb 13 – Engineering, Bridges | Apr 10 – Robotics | May 1 – Astronomy

Spark Lab – Ages 9-11 – 9AM – 10:15AM
Feb 15 – Engineering, Bridges | Apr 12 – Robotics | May 3 – Astronomy

Pre-registration is required, sign up today!

Curiosity Club


What is Curiosity Club?
Teens who volunteer with us as part of Curiosity Club improve their communication and interpersonal skills, they’ll get familiar, hands-on experience in a wide range of math, engineering, and science topic. We provide workshops to enrich their experience as a volunteer and science communicator; Each workshop begins with skills development, then a topical discussions with a professional in the field, lunch, and ends with fun team exercises.

Workshop Schedule | 10AM-2PM
Feb 10: Interaction of people with a space/location. Speaker subject: Architecture
March 3Minute science, communicating concepts in a short amount of time. Speaker subject: Journalism.
April 7: Branding yourself, Social Media v Resume. Speaker subject: Robotics

Application is now closed for Spring 2018 Curiosity Club. If you would like to get more information on future opportunities, please email us at info@pensacolamesshall.org.

Adult and High School Volunteers are a vital part of succeeding in our mission to bring science to people of all ages in our community. For more ways to volunteer, please visit our Get Involved page!


We’re looking forward to the new year, and all of the fun science 2018 will hold. Now is the perfect time to provide your family with a year of exploration, together, through a membership at the MESS Hall. Not only does being a member help support our mission to enhance science learning in Pensacola, but your family will enjoy a variety of member benefits:

  • Free admission to the MESS Hall
  • 20% off camps and workshops
  • 20% off birthday party room rentals
  • Two free, one time use guest passes for permanent exhibits
  • Reciprocal benefits, including free exhibit admission, at over 300 Science Centers and Museums worldwide (note that this excludes science museums within 90 miles of the MESS Hall)

A standard family membership costs $110 and includes up to four people in the same household. Additional family members in the home or caregivers (grandparents, nannys, etc.) can be added for $12 each.

Memberships make great gifts! Indicate on the membership form that it is a gift and we will mail the member card to the listed address.

Click here to become a member today, and pay securely online, or become a member during your next visit.