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Pensacola Mess Hall (Science Center)

North Florida, FL, USA

Description

School-aged kids love Pensacola Mess Hall, a small hands-on science center. In the large, modern room, kids can choose from all manner of science-related activities. My daughter didn't want to leave! There are keva planks for building structures, clips and shapes from making large hanging contructions, sand and water to form into a river, balls to balance on a stream of air, parachutes to make and test out in an air tube, a bike to ride to power light bulbs, and more! Kids can also choose a kit from the back which provides instructions and ingredients for a small project. This is science at its best and a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday. 
After spending the heat of the day at the mess hall, head to Pensacola Beach to play in the sand at sunset!
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Photo Gallery


Keva plank tower.

A father and son explore weight with a scale.

A hanging construction made from clips and shapes!

There are plenty of tables where you can work on your chosen mess kit.

The harmonograph- you push the box and the pen makes a cool design!

Father and daughter make a river and dunes with the water and sand.

A family makes a marble run.
 

Directions

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Pensacola Mess Hall is located at 116 N. Tarragon St, Pensacola FL 32502, call 1(877) 937-6377. You can't see them from the street but they are behind Caldwell Associates.
During summer (June-Aug), open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sn 1-5. During Spring Break, open M-S 10-5, closed Sun. Sept-May open Tues-Fri 1-5, Sat 10-5, Closed Sun and Mon.
Admission is $10 per person aged 3 and up. Annual family membership for four persons costs $110 and includes other science centers around the US.
The museum is accessible via a ramp with a doorbell at the top.
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