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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Fummins F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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brandon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Petal, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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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!

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Thank GLORIA H
Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank Jeremy V
Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have brought our two grandsons (ages 4 & 5) and they have so much fun and they hate to leave! We loved it so much, we became supporting members!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We were not disappointed. So much for kids to do. We took our 3 year old and 5 month old daughters. Our oldest loved every single aspect of the place. There were tons of activities from dress up and tea party to a veterinarian clinic and everything in between. She was in heaven. The baby even liked being walked around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

As a family that frequents Children's Museums and Discovery Centers, we really loved this place. It is more of a Montessori approach. Here we loved the unique areas like the coal burning engine, the hat shop, the shoe shine shop, and the hotel check-in. We also loved that the grocery store had "missions" for the children to complete to get... More 

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