Gulf Coast Science Festival

Celebrate science with us during the inaugural Gulf Coast Science Festival! Join us March 8-17 as we partner with organizations in our area to feature a variety of science- and technology-related activities, all with the goal of inspiring curiosity, experimentation, and creative problem solving by both adults and children.

Festival of Flight – March 10 – Escambia County 4H Center
Field Trip Day – March 16
Expo Day – March 17 – Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola
Satellite Events: Throughout the month of March, and week of the festival, there will be additional events hosted by organizations within our community, from talks with scientists to Science Trivia Night, and more.

We are also looking for organizations that want to get involved by presenting their science or individuals who want to volunteer at the events.

Thanks to our Sponsors!


Cat Country 98.7/NewsRadio 1620

Ascend Performance Materials

Montessori School of Pensacola

Highpointe Hotels

International Paper


Spring Break

From March 19-31, the Pensacola MESS Hall will be open extended hours for the Santa Rosa and Escambia County school spring breaks. During these weeks, our hours of operation are:

Monday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Our regular hours of operation during the school year are:

Tuesday-Friday 1PM – 5PM, Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Note that the MESS Hall will be closed March 16 and 17 for the Science Festival.


Summer Camp

Summer camps at the MESS Hall are great way for your child to explore new science topics and have fun! We offer a variety of options for kids entering 1st – 7th grade to join the exploration. Week-long, half day camps are divided by age group, to match social and fine motor skill development! Explore topics like space, engineering, biology, and robots!

New for 2018: Science Sampler, Girls Who Code, and Water Works

Also, enjoy a full day option in partnership with First City Art Center during Inventor’s Workshop and Materials Matter (grades 1-7).

Registration is NOW open! Register by March 23 and your camper receives a free MESS Hall t-shirt.

Members receive 20% off all camp registration.
Join or renew your membership today!


Volunteer Auditions

Do you know a high school student interested in engaging the public with their enthusiasm for science? We are holding Volunteer Auditions on March 11.