Mess Fest

Join us for this favorite annual event! Come dressed and ready to make a mess!

All activities take place from 10am–3pm unless otherwise noted:

Outdoor Activities - weather permitting

SPLAT!: What happens when watermelons and chocolate cakes are dropped from the roof of a children’s museum? How big of a splatter will a jug of water make? Join us outside at 3:30 p.m. as we end Mess Fest with our annual satisfying splat.

Station 1: Extreme Painting: Join us outside for extreme painting! We are exchanging our paintbrushes and sponges for mops and plungers, and we are even painting with balls of all different sizes.  Our little artists will love the experience of painting with our wild and wacky tools!

Station 2: Catapult Painting: Come see if you can hit the targets with our paint filled catapults.

Station 3: Squirt Gun Art: Use squirt guns and watercolors to create your art! What designs can you make? How will the colors mix together?

Station 4: Chalk, Bubbles, and Water Play: Children will also have opportunities to play with sidewalk chalk, play with bubbles, and engage in water play.

Station 5: Mini Mess Fest - Water Play: Kids ages 5 and under will enjoy getting messy in their own area with water tables, a water wall and pretend play.

Science Demos at Bib’s World Stage: Join us each hour for a fun and messy experiment. Children will be able to explore dry ice, watch film canisters fly in the air, make snot, and observe other science at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00.

Indoor Activities

Confetti Room – Discover It: Kids will enjoy exploring our room full of confetti and fans. Confetti snow angels are highly encouraged!

Mess Experiments – Imagine It: Stop by for our messiest and favorite science experiments! From fizzy concoctions to fun reactions, put on your goggles and join us for engaging activities.

Make and Mold Room – Off the Wall: Use air-dry clay, floam, or playdough to make and mold your sculpture! We’ll have tools, cookie cutters and more for you to create a 3D design. Open until 4:00pm.

Spark!Lab – Our theme in Spark!Lab this month is Space. Come be a messy inventor and create a messy space invention. Open until 4:30pm

Creation Station – Story Time and More is all about sensory play today! Explore different ooey-gooey and messy materials in Get Up and Grow. Ages Five and Under at 10am, 11am, and 1pm.