Pensacola MESS Hall, Pensacola

4.4
#5 of 7 in Museums in Pensacola
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.
Make Pensacola MESS Hall a centerpiece of your Pensacola vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pensacola tour planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Pensacola MESS Hall
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
65 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • August 11, 2017
    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 »
  • August 10, 2017
    Visited with my eleven year old. We spent around 4 hours here going through all of the "mess kits" doing experiments. She loved it and would go back again since they change their kits often.  more »
Google
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • August 8, 2017
    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 :)
  • August 1, 2017
    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!
  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • April 30, 2017
    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!

Plan your trip to Pensacola

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pensacola

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Pensacola by other users

29 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Pensacola BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Atlanta & Pensacola BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pensacola BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 53 days in Florida BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Pensacola BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Florida Panhandle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans