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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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Address: 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507
Phone Number: 12288976039
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: All the best things about being a kid come together at Mississippi’s First...
All the best things about being a kid come together at Mississippi’s First Children’s Museum, The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center! Live, learn laugh and play in over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor adventures! Look inside for The Dolan Avenue Depot, The Port with working crane and shrimp nets, Calling All Stars TV studio, The Winn Dixie Morning Market grocery store, The History Hotel old-time adventure, Bear Camp Bayou for little discoverers, What It’s Like to be Me, A Matter of Science and ThinkFirst Safety exhibit! Head outside for The Pelican Porch Cafe, Treehouse Village, Bear Creek, and Kid Street.
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Childrens Paradise.

Drove a bus load to this Discovery. You will never go wrong when you take children to this spot. It is just all for them, their own little paradise. Happy traveling. 2003

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Ballston Spa, New York
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Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Drove a bus load to this Discovery. You will never go wrong when you take children to this spot. It is just all for them, their own little paradise. Happy traveling. 2003

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a great place for the kids to learn and play for hours. My two young boys loved playing and learning here. So many things to do inside and outside. Would definitely recommend. And price is good too. Thanks.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to take the kids. All kinds of fun things to do. They can pretend to go to the grocery store or work at the store. They can fly an airplane, have a tea party. They can go kayaking down the river or do a weather/news report. There are also outdoor activities such as a tree house and other... More 

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Gulfport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an outstanding place for children to learn, to discover theater, writing, creativity, to have terrific experiences that will help them is their adulthood. There is a variety of activities, great facilities, wonderful staff and beautiful scenery.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a place where younger children can dress up and pretend to be different people. my 3 year old and 11 year old grand daughter enjoyed themselves. It cost adults and children $9.00 dollars each , under 1 is free, but not a lot of babies to do. It is free the last fri of each month from 5pm-8pm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My three-year-old grandson ran for 2 1/2 hours. What a great time! What a great place! Is a great way to stay cool in the summer heat and give your kids a chance to really play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place for kids of all ages. Even us grandparents enjoyed playing make-believe with the grandsons-- buying groceries in the store or being the Conductor of the Train!! Doing experimental things or even dress up. Our 5 yr and 3 yr old grandsons loved playing with the wooden train set and also pretending they were putting coal in the big... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There's so much to do here it's hard to begin. Particularly if you have small children, just go there you'll have a great time.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great children's museum! We visit every time we're in the area. The kids will stay all day if I let them, lovely grounds and convenient area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My children love this place, great way to release energy on a rainy day. My kids love the train exhibit and I love that the floor plan is somewhat contained. That is, my kids are in eyesight at all times.

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