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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-1310
+1 228-897-6039
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Wonderful place for children

I took my three year old niece here during a family trip. Such a joy watching her run around to all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice P
via mobile
Best children's museum I've been to

I've been to children's museums all over the world and this is one of the best. The free play areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca T
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Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from the beach in Gulfport, MS, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a special place for children and their grown-ups. Inside, 15,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits encourage fun, learning and creativity. Discover different cultures at Celebrate the World We Share, board the train at Dolan Avenue Depot, and create a mini masterpiece at our art studio, Art Knows Anything Goes. Outside, oak-covered acres provide more space to let the imagination run wild. Play house in the trees, tap a tune in the outdoor musical garden, and explore the tiny town of Kids Street. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is honored to be a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, which recognizes exceptional contributions to the community.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-1310
+1 228-897-6039
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my three year old niece here during a family trip. Such a joy watching her run around to all of the different sections, playing instruments, painting an ornament, playing with animals at the Pet Vet station and climbing in a tree house! A...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to children's museums all over the world and this is one of the best. The free play areas indoors are excellent and well maintained (they clean them regularly and it shows), the outdoor areas are spectacular, they have art projects always available, friendly...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a place in Gulfport, MS to take my 7 year old granddaughter and we decided to try the Discovery Center. Although, a little pricey, we thought it was well worth the money spent. The Center seems to cater...More

Thank wddixon57
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I attended a couples cooking class for Valentine's Day. To be honest, I wasn't very optimistic, and really felt like it was a waste of money. I was pleasantly surprised by the organization of the class and the food we were taught...More

Thank V3985NZmarcd
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sponsored and attended an event here for teachers and first responders. The staff was really great to work with during the event. Helped to keep people entertained and informed about the exhibits. You should check this place out, even if you don't have kids.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Love going here with my granddaughter. She just goes from section to section. They have done such a great job on this for the kiddos.

Thank 293michelh
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I took my 2 granddaughters ages 7 & 3 for 2 hours. 3 hours or more would have been better. There's so much to do!!! Catching fish in a net from a boat, being a veterinarian, being in Africa, grocery shopping, serving Tea, stacking blocks,...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a great children's museum. The center "ladder"/climbing structure is really neat and a great way for children to expend energy. The mostly working crane/boat was fun to play with and my kids really enjoyed it. There's lots of inside and outside exhibits to...More

Thank Jeremy_BK2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great away to spend time with the kids exploring and learning fun for all ages in the family. we would highly recommend to all.

Thank gary m
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for young kids and folks young at heart! We took out 3 girls (10, 8, and 4) and they loved it! So much to do and learn, it's great entertainment with an education underlay. We came on Sunday, only $6 per person.

Thank Randolph210
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
0 to 12 months – Free Children & Adults – $10 Military & Seniors 65+ – $8 Weekdays After 3pm – $3 Sundays – $6 for everyone (this is info from their web site)
30 March 2017|
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Response from themsmindset | Reviewed this property |
This places would definitely accommodate all ages.
9 March 2015|
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Response from Rubygo50 | Reviewed this property |
$55 1 adult & 1 child $100 3 adults and all children