My kids have been wanting to visit the Orlando Science Center for Mess Fest, so we’re pretty excited to check it out for the first time this weekend. My son’s birthday is tomorrow, so we’re planning to go on Sunday.  Mess Fest is back this year, 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. (That’s the day we’re going!)

  • 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 $7 and get it as messy as you can!

*Some activities are weather permitting.

Get your hands dirty with a messy obstacle course, marvel at paint explosions, set slime aglow in the Cosmic Mess Zone & more!


Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton St.

Orlando, FL 32803


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. Visitors are strongly encouraged to enjoy both events and recommend to arrive early and carpool with friends.

Get Tickets:

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.


For more information on Orlando Science Center, please call 407.514.2000 or visit


Be sure to follow along Sunday on my social media profiles, so you can catch a glimpse of what it’s all about.