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Pensacola MESS Hall

Closes in 23 min: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Hands-on Activity Venue for Young Children

Contrary to popular belief of some military dependents in Pensacola, this is not a restaurant by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pensacola, Florida
A children's museum

This little museum is kind of tucked back out of the way from the mainstream. It's a museum for... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
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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...more
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116 N Tarragona St, Pensacola, FL 32502-4842
+1 877-937-6377
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Contrary to popular belief of some military dependents in Pensacola, this is not a restaurant by the same name as the Mess Hall on Pensacola Naval Air Station!! Rather, it is a hands-on activity center for young children (4-10 would enjoy it most). I took...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SusieQBurroughs
Megan P, Manager at Pensacola MESS Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you had a great time. We are lucky that we have a very active teen volunteer corps. Do know, though, that there is always an adult or two around, too. Many of our adult staff have been mistaken for teenagers, though, since they are...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018

This little museum is kind of tucked back out of the way from the mainstream. It's a museum for children just learning about science and a little older. We took our granddaughter there a year ago, and while she had a good time, it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Megan P, Manager at Pensacola MESS Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad your granddaughter enjoyed her visit. Our mess kits are always changing, so next time there will be new ones for her to try. Our space, unfortunately, is too small to have a dedicated space for toddlers, with the only separate space, besides our camp...More

Reviewed December 27, 2018

Great place for school age kids to teens. We were here on vacation and this was a great way to spend a rainy day. Filled with hands on experiments, puzzles, and activities. They even have mess kits that are experiments you can take to a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Took our two grand kids there. They had a blast and can't wait until they go back. Lots of educational activities.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Didn't think it was very organized, kids running all over, some activities didn't work. We took our 9 year old granddaughter and she was disappointed which made us disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

We took our 6yo & 9yo for the 1st time in December. The lady working that day (appeared to be the manager or owner) was so kind and helpful the entire time we were there, but wasn't intrusive to the kids having fun. We spent...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Katie M
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a small facility, housed in one large room with a small room. It was definitely worth the visit for us, as we had 3 children, ages 7, 9, 11. They loved it and the adults also had fun looking at the science experiments...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

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 breeze on thru or stay...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank snuge82
Reviewed 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. Helpful and polite employees.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mspeed
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

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 activity building a car for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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May 24, 2017|
Response from X7738RQsusans | Reviewed this property |
My 8 and 10 year olds love this place. I've seen older kids have fun. As an adult, I really enjoy this place. If they enjoy hands on learning and exploring, they'd love it.