• Mess Fest returns to the Orlando Science Center this weekend

    By: Shelley Caran


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Mess Fest is back this year at the Orlando Science Center on May 18th and 19th from 11:30 am until 3:30pm, featuring not only well-loved favorites but also new activities including three brand new mess zones that are bigger and messier than ever. 

    Explore eight Mess Zones, including cosmic mess, Ice cream making, Splat-a-pult, and more! If you don’t make a mess, you’re not doing it right!

    Plus, on May 19 only – meet The (Blue) Man Behind the Makeup, Eric de Lima Rubb, as he talks about the science, art, and MESS he experiences while performing in Blue Man Group at Universal CityWalk!

    Hear from the Blue Man himself (minus the bald cap and the blue makeup) about playing with his food onstage, ask questions about the character, and stand back as Eric demonstrates iconic messy moments from the show. 

    Don’t miss these mess-tivities!

    • Mess Mania Obstacle Course
    • Paintsplosions
    • Oobleck
    • Alka rockets
    • Blacklight Cosmic Mess
    • Splat-a-pult
    • Ice Cream Making
    • Purchase a white, Mess Fest branded t-shirt for just $5 and get it as messy as you can!

    *Some activities are weather permitting.

    Prepare for Mess Fest at home with this colorful DIY experiment! Click here to download the instructions to “Rainbow Reactions” or click the button below. Orlando Science Center experts suggest setting up a workspace outdoors to keep the mess outside your home. Once you’re done, make sure to take a photo and share on social media #MessFest for a chance to be featured by the Orlando Science Center!

    Orlando Science Center’s Mess Fest is included with general admission, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for students and seniors, $14.95 for youth (ages 3–11), and free for children 2 and under. 

    Admission includes access to all four floors of hands-on exhibits, giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, 3D films in the Digital Adventure Theater and live programming.

    Please note that Orlando Fringe will also be taking place in Loch Haven Park this weekend and parking in Orlando Science Center’s garage will be limited. We strongly encourage visitors to enjoy both events and recommend carpooling with friends and arriving early.

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