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Blast off into summer with a month of space exploration and astronomy. Check out our after-hours Saturday Night Science, Curiosity Day – AstronoMay, and the debut of our new summer exhibit!

Saturday Night Science | Curiosity Day

Summer Exhibit | Summer Camp & Homeschool

Editing Our Evolution & More




Saturday Night Science – Astronomy

April 28 | 6PM-8PM | All Ages
What are the celestial bodies in our neighborhood, the ones that we see each day (or so)? Investigate our solar system and how scientists explore space during this special evening event. $8 general admission for all 3yrs+

(Members, check your inbox for your free pre-registration code!)

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Curiosity Day

May 5 | 1PM – 4PM | Included with Admission

Take part in “Explore Science: Earth and Space” created by NISE Network.
From 1 -4PM, explore the MESS Hall with extra hands on exploration of topics in Earth science, astronomy, and the cosmos.
Great for most ages!


Summer Exhibit

Science Through the Ages

The MESS Hall will be closed May 21 – 25 for the installation of our all new, summer exclusive exhibit: Science Through the Ages.
Visit us May 26 for the grand opening of our special exhibit exploring the history of, and important breakthroughs in, scientific discovery. Stand-alone exhibits and new mess kits will take you back in time to relive and innovate.

Summer Hours Begin May 29:
Mon – Sat 10AM – 5PM | Sun 1PM – 5PM


Coming Up

Summer Camp Registration Now Open
Ignite scientific curiosity with themed camps this summer, starting May 29!
Weeklong, half-day camps explore a variety of topics. Find our schedule and theme descriptions on our website!

Homeschool Astronomy Workshops
* April 30 – Tinker Tots | 9AM – 9:45AM | Ages 3-5yrs (again Saturday, May 12) Pre-registration Required
* May 1 – Science Discovery Workshop | 9AM – 10:15AM | Ages 6-8yrs Pre-registration Required
* May 3 – Spark Lab | 9AM – 10:15AM | Ages 9-11yrs Pre-registration Required


Pollinator Garden
We’re excited to announce the installation of a Pollinator Garden on site at the MESS Hall, which will feature a variety of native plants to host important animals like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Be a part of this environmental endeavor by donating or volunteering with us!
Learn more about our garden and volunteering through our Facebook Event.

June 21 – Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome
An interactive forum for teens and adults to discuss the science and ethical considerations behind synthetic biology. Learn more about and discuss gene editing for therapy versus enhancement, equity and access to such therapy, and more. Registration coming soon!

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2018 MESS Hall Wine Pull

June 22 | 5:30PM
Inspire curiosity and scientific exploration through the MESS Hall by joining us for an evening of wine, hor d’oeurves and the sunset from the Hancock Club deck at Wahoo Stadium!
Get your ticket or become a sponsor today!