Check out these opportunities to explore science. The MESS Hall hosts events for the whole family, and after-hours events exclusively for adults to get in on the science fun!

Looking for info on Classroom Science Programs, Field Trips or Homeschool Programs?

Curiosity Days

Each month, we present focused activities related to a special theme. Activities are geared for learners ages 7+. Programs are from 1-4 PM and included in admission.

Sept 22: Into the Woods
Oct 20: Frankenstein
Nov 10: Diggin’ Fossils (includes fossil hunt with preregistration)

Questioning Corner

Young learners engage in age appropriate exploration related to special themes. Activities are geared for learners ages 3-8. Programs are from 10 AM – noon and included in admission.

Sept 15: Magnetism
Oct 13: Forces and Motion
Dec 1: Light and Shadow
Jan 19: Geometry

Saturday Night Science

Oct 13 | 6PM – 8PM | $8/person ages 3+

Join us to investigate chemistry on October 13! Activities suitable for ages 3+. Program is free for members! Register Online. (Members check your email for discount code)

Adult Programming

Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Join us for events that bring out your inner child and make your own discoveries.

Investigate! Mystery Theater | November 8, 2018

5:30PM | $30/person | Ages 21+

Use your powers of observation to solve the mystery during this interactive theater experience. Set in a early 1920’s speakeasy. An artifact has been brought in to be appraised from the excavation of King Tuts tomb, but does his curse follow? Between Murder, the Mafia, Moonshining, Mystics, and the supernatural, this mystery will take everything Detective Gunn has to solve the case.

Part “mystery dinner theater,” part “escape room,” this will be an unforgettable MESS Hall experience. Tickets available online (follow ticket link below).

Presented by Improbable Cause Mystery Theatre

This event is a part of Foo Foo Fest, our local 12-day celebration of culture, creativity, and community. Check out the other events going on from November 1 – 12, 2018.

Purchase your tickets online


Foo Foo Festival : Science on the Street

Nov 3 – 14 

The Pensacola MESS (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff) Hall is bringing fun to the streets with “Science on the Street,” an interactive science experience.

As part of Foo Foo Fest, the Pensacola MESS Hall will present a second installment of “Science on the Street.”

Downtown Pensacola’s Palafox Street, from Garden St. to Main St., will be transformed from an ordinary sidewalk to a stroll through science. Anchoring the exploration will be a geologic timeline, highlighting notable events during the Earth’s 4.5 billion year history.

Exhibits such as a dinosaur that appears to follows you with his head, a shimmer wall and vortex cannon, and a large scale Newton’s cradle provide hands on experiences. Bring your body and your brain to try out some illusions and puzzles, too. The activities will be installed for the duration of the festival, from November 3-14, twenty-four hours a day.