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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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Address: 246 Dolan Ave, 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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Boogie nights

Great place that puts on lots of programs for the community. Highly recommend supporting them any way you can.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Biloxi, Mississippi
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place that puts on lots of programs for the community. Highly recommend supporting them any way you can.

Thank biloxian
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for kids. Our little ones are 8 and 2, both enjoy playing at this children's museum. We live two hours away, but have a yearly family membership. We have definitely gotten our money's worth. Don't miss the outdoor tree houses. Beautiful live oaks and a good place for a picnic. Great view of the Gulf from the front... More 

Thank 409gingerg
Lynchburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 6 yr old and 1 year old grandsons -- both were endlessly entertained! Lots of "pretend" play areas and the outdoor grounds are very spacious with tree houses to explore!

Thank travelingmama121
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early at 10. Many activities for children and the outside Harmony Park was fun! We will be making many trips back!

Thank Di F
Gulfport, Mississippi
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a great place to visit with pre-school and elementary kids. Every station offers children an opportunity to use their imagination and expose them to all kinds of real life situations. There is a huge climbing slide that kids first experience when they enter. There are dress up areas, grocery shopping and running a cash register... More 

Thank JRAP2013
Slidell, Louisiana
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful, visit 2 different times, Kids love the shopping store, Tv news room, the climb in the middle, so much to do and so many activities

Thank FootDoctor40
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is a very cool place to come. The children's activities are also very good. They have summer camps to cooking classes to plays and much much more.

Thank Ryan G
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We found ourselves in the unfortunate circumstances of having to find other activities during what would have been a beach vacation. Someone recommended Lynn Meadows for my preschoolers and glad she did. It was just what we needed to entertain them on one of the very chilly vacation days. It has a ton of activities for toddlers to elementary school... More 

Thank Jennifer_Wright
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

My kids loved this museum and so did we! It is very interactive. Lots of hands-on learning. There is an art studio where they can create. There are exhibits outside as well. Very nice set up! Also a great place for a picnic.

Thank CFrankbama
Greenville, Mississippi
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had a blast here. Our daughter is 18 months and stayed busy. Tons of creative things to do. Will go back.

Thank themsmindset

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