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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Gulfport, Mississippi
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is all about fun and learning! Great place to visit with kids. Always something going on here. The kids love it. Fairly priced and of course there's a gift shop😉

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Gulfport, Mississippi
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is always something to do or discover and found out at the center. Indoor and outdoor is fun. You can also reserve an area for private functions and the scenery is beautiful with the trees and walkways.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Grandchildren love to go here. Gives them freedom to climb around and use their imagination. Inside and out. Just great fun for all.

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Waveland, Mississippi, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

if you have kids and are coming to the coast, don't miss LMDC. It is a wonderful hands on experience for children of any age.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My kids love this place to kill a couple hours. best suited for the 4-10 yr old crowd, there are lots of different play areas for them to explore. Incorporates science, art and lots of pretend play areas. Best of all they have a huge crawl cage in the middle that even active adults can crawl up into. Clean restrooms... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This kids museum is a great idea to get out of the sun for a couple of hours. LOTS for the kiddos to do and discover. But it's only going to take just a couple of hours. The good thing is that they ARE open on the weekends, including Sunday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I brought my 2 yr.old and 10 month old there today and had a wonderful time. I wish I would have known about this place in the past because they sure will be getting some of my business in the future. My 2 yr.old old had a blast and cried when we had to leave 2.5 hrs later. From arts... More

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A Must for children visiting the coast or living on the coast. Great interactive learning for young preschool children. Great education and learning experiende

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been to a few discovery centers with our little ones. Our favorite is in Portsmouth Virginia. It is very fun and interactive for children of ALL ages. Lynn Meadows is only for preschool children. There is absolutely nothing fun about it for school aged children. My school aged children were bored and asked to leave after 5 minutes... More

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SonjaG2501, Public Relations Manager at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Our mission is to inspire children, families and communities through interactive educational experiences and exploration. We pride ourselves on providing exhibits where children are able to learn through active hands on learning. We strive to make learning fun for children of all ages. Thank you for your feedback. More

Crossett, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My youngest two children absolutely loved this place. They are still into the imaginary play. Our 8 year old, however, was pretty bored with it. He enjoyed the tree houses and outdoor things, but not so much the indoor activities. The location is a little weird...kind of got nervous getting there. Once there, though, the grounds are very nice and... More

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