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Pensacola MESS Hall

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Address: 116 N. Tarragona Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone Number:
+1 877-937-6377
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 14:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Pensacola MESS Hall is a hands on science museum dedicated to the need...

The Pensacola MESS Hall is a hands on science museum dedicated to the need to "mess around" with math, engineering, science, and other stuff. Visitors explore science by creating their own experiments, whether at our stationary exhibits or with our "mess kits". Mess kits are individual activities for creating tools for discovery, many with take home parts for future learning. The entire family will make discoveries together.

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So much fun

Took the kids here after hearing a lot of wonderful things. So glad we did. I don't know who had more fun, the kids or adults! Lots and lots of hands on learning fun. I can't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan S
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids here after hearing a lot of wonderful things. So glad we did. I don't know who had more fun, the kids or adults! Lots and lots of hands on learning fun. I can't wait to go back and neither can the kids!

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Thank Susan S
Freeport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Had a few hours to kill before dinner, so took my 6, 5, and 3 year old there. We all really enjoyed ourselves. It is truly a "hands on - kid friendly" place. There were enough activities to keep all three of them engaged for hours. Awesome place if you homeschool, as each area is set up as a hands... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There is a ton of things to do here for all ages. You just have to go around and dive into a project area. Lots of cool concepts and things to teach kiddos and challenging puzzles for adults. Great place for a rainy day or just to take a break from the sun.

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Thank Katie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Brought. Grand kids here that were visiting from out of town...great place for them to have fun and learn at same time....very inexpensive. Spent over 4 hours here...will bring them here again when they come to visit again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My grandson and I had a great time at Pensacola mess hall. After 2 hours he still didn't want to leave.

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Thank Julie W
Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have taken my 4-year-old daughter twice and she has absolutely LOVED it. Both times we attended the Saturday morning class for preschoolers and we decided to stay on and 'get messy' after both classes. Highly recommend!

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Thank Andrea M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My 10 year old daughter and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon exploring and playing at the MESS Hall. She had a great time and really enjoyed how interactive the exhibits were. I enjoyed that she was being mentally stimulated and pushed to contemplate various aspects of math, science and engineering. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Jonathan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I took my nieces, 5 and 8, to the MESS Hall and they absolutely loved it. There were games and puzzles all over the place that kept them engaged and interested. Now they both have an arsenal of fun science facts. Tickets are only $8 definitely worth it. My 8 year old niece went to summer camp and LOVED it!... More 

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Thank Anna D
Pensacola, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I took my wife and son (5) here a few months back and was shocked when I heard the price after really not even considering the price. I can't remember exactly but I think it was $30-$35 for three of us. They didn't have a price board or anything but I was expecting maybe $5 a person or so after... More 

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Thank Mike3891
Megan P, Manager at Pensacola MESS Hall, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not find enough to occupy your family. From your review, it sounds like you didn't try any of our mess kits, individual activities that expand the experience to include topics in math, engineering, chemistry, and more. On any given day, there are approximately 16 activities, and most take 10 minutes or more. These activities and... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Let me qualify this: I know lots of kids that would have been bored here. There are no TVs or video games. My kids were not - they LOVED it! At first glance, the place doesn't seem like much . . . go to the MESS KITS. There are dozens of kits that the children can check out: some are... More 

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Thank Veronica D

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