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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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Address: 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39507-1310
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+1 228-897-6039
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from...

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.

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Fun Morning With The Kids

This was a great place to go and spend a rainy day morning with the kids. There were lots of neat little "play stations" set up around the building where the kids could dress up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great place to go and spend a rainy day morning with the kids. There were lots of neat little "play stations" set up around the building where the kids could dress up and use their imaginations to run a grocery store, operate a fishing boat, or have a tea party. There is a really cool section where... More 

Thank JukeboxMama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to take your kids and have a fun family day! The coast is getting more and more places like this and it is wonderful!

Thank Tracie C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really love this place. Lots to do inside and outside. It's easy to spend a whole day here so we always pack a lunch.

Thank Alysia H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We took our kids there, and it was pretty cool. Lots of different activities inside and out for a wide range of ages. It was clean and well kept. There were several ant hills outside in the yards. The staff was helpful. We used the ACM reciprocal membership from a museum we are members of so it was half price... More 

Thank Fummins F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I traveled 2.5 hours to this children's museum the week after Christmas. It was a fun little place to visit. It was clean and well organized. We are members of the children's museum in Jackson so entrance into this museums cost us half price to enter! I even bought my toddler a cute little shirt for $12.00 that has the... More 

Thank TV1980
Petal, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This place is as unique as they come. I took my 5&6 year old daughters there. They did everything from grocery shopping in a life like grocery store to captain a shrimp boat, and in the first drag pulling the net in , we had enough toy shrimp for a huge gumbo! If you have kids you have got to... More 

Thank billy1169
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We love our trips to Lynn Meadows. This is an amazing place for children to use their minds and they have plenty of activities for them to do. Once you visit the first time you are sure to fall in love and return over and over!

Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This museum was recently voted among the top ten in the nation for children. It has several distinct areas, each full of interesting, hands-on exhibits. There are special seasonal events and activities also. The museum sponsors a drama club for area teens, and the group regularly performs at the center. An outdoor play and learn area was just opened. This... More 

Thank Nolafan2164
Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My mother is a member here and she purchases a yearly pass every year just because my little one loves it so much and they have special events on certain holidays gives us something to do locally.

Thank Danawood86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Lynn Meadows Discovery center at the suggestion of a friend. My wife, 3 y/o daughter, and myself had an excellent time! Would definitely recommend anyone visiting the area to stop in.

Thank Jeremy V

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