Pensacola MESS Hall, Pensacola

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The Pensacola MESS (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff) Hall is a hands on experience for exploration. It embraces the learner’s need to “mess about” with science to gain intuition in scientific phenomena. This concept incorporates the ideals of inquiry based science, where learners' explorations are driven by their own questions, rather than the questions dictated by an authority figure.
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  • Took my grandson who 7 thinking we would be leaving after an hour. We stayed 4 1/2 hrs and only left because I needed to get some food in kid. Must be at least 20 different stations that you can breez...  more »
  • Went with 7 and 5 yr olds and we had a delightful day! Lots to do, especially if you help the kids--and might learn something in the process! Once you've done everything, you can do favorites again. H...  more »
  • Visited with three male grandchildren ages 11, 8, 5. It was fantastic for the 11 yr old and was pretty good for the 8 yr old but he needed nearly one on one. Building dinosaurs went well along with an...  more »
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  • The kids liked it, 4 and 5 year olds, and we enjoyed it. We had fun for about an hour and a half. Definitely worth the 8 bucks for the kids but not worth parents admission price. Both my husband and I thought parents or adults shouldn't be charged which is why we gave it a 3. We were charged 40 dollars for an hour and a half of play and I think it would have been worth it if only the kids were charged. We had a 17 year old with us as well and it wasn't really geared towards his age.
  • We were in town on vacation and they have recipical benefits with our science center back home so we figured we would try it. My 3 kids( 7 yr old, 4yr old and 2 yr old)and my husband were occupied for hours. I had to drag them all away when it was time to go check into the condo. Great way to send a rainy afternoon :)
  • My 7 year old son and 4 year old son absolutely love coming here to explore. My 7 year old's 1st choice when I ask him where he wants to go that's fun is the Pensacola Mess Hall! He also enjoys attending the Summer Camps. We are members so it pays to come whenever we want!
  • My 4 & 5 yo loved it here. Its basically a big open room with tons of different activities which each have a different lesson. All of it is hands on, and the parents will HAVE to explain each activity, the people who work here do not. So dont bring kids here just to set them loose, its not that kind of place. Its a place for learning.
  • We had such a great time here one rainy day in Pensacola! It is walking distance from all of the fun of downtown and my 2 year old and 4 year old were thrilled to have such a fun place to play while dodged the rain. The staff was incredibly nice and the place was clean and full of fun things to learn from and play with. Would definitely go again!

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You'll find places to stay throughout Pensacola, but reserve a place downtown for the best local atmosphere and access to nearby beaches. Downtown Pensacola is on the water, and it features a collection of inns and bed and breakfasts in historical buildings and upscale tower hotels. The national chain hotels and motels along Interstate 10 by the Davis Highway and Pensacola Blvd. exits provide budget-friendly options within driving distance of downtown. It might be tempting to choose one of the budget motels along Highway 90 just west of downtown, but these reside in a rundown area. If you're arriving to spend most of your time by the ocean, stay on Pensacola Beach or Perdido Key, which sit just outside the city limits.
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