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July 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


Friday, July 21- Sunday, July 23
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come dressed to make a mess as we do some of the biggest and messiest science experiments you’ve ever seen! Walk across a pool of non-Newtonian fluid, get muddy in our Slop-stacle course, and wash off in the human car wash.


When we say MessFest, we mean it! For all activities, come dressed in clothes and shoes that can be permanently stained.

We also suggest bringing a towel to clean up for the ride home as guests will not be allowed to enter the Center after attending MessFest.

  • Slop-stacle Course: Navigate through the mud and muck in this messy obstacle course
  • Paint Splash Slide: Slide through a vibrant cascade of paint as you plunge into a world of color and creativity
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Pool: It’s no magic trick–it’s science! Walk across a pool that will have you guessing if it’s filled with a liquid or a solid
  • Human Car Wash: Get squeaky-clean as you walk through a life-size, human car wash to rinse off

Purchase your general admission tickets at the front desk. This event is free for all Discovery Center members–no additional ticket purchase necessary for admission.

General Admission:
Children (Ages 3 – 15): $10
Adults (Ages 16+): $15
Members, children ages 0-2, and ASTC reciprocal: Free


July 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am
July 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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Discovery Center of Springfield
438 E St Louis St
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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(417) 862-9910
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