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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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Address: 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507
Phone Number: 228-897-6039
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - 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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Great Indoor Activity in Historical Location.

A great indoor activity for kids when you need a break from the weather, sun, or beach. Best suited for kids 10 and under. Sundays the admission is only $5/person. The setting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A great indoor activity for kids when you need a break from the weather, sun, or beach. Best suited for kids 10 and under. Sundays the admission is only $5/person. The setting is a 100 year old school house that has survived both Hurrican Camil and Katrina. They also have tree houses and play areas outside. Worth the visit. We... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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35 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We came for a friend's toddler birthday and was blown away. Lots of fun, smart interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. When our infant is old enough we will be back.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We're new to the area and were looking for something for our 3-year old and came across Lynn Meadows. Definitely geared towards younger children - I'd say 10 at the oldest, but fantastic for the younger bunch. Very interactive and lots of different sensory activities. There is outdoor fun as well. Military discount is a plus!

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Laurel, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Explore indoors, but weather permitting don't forget the outside of the property. Great picture opportunities and use up some excess energy. Imagination soars at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fun place to take the kids. However, I've been to Lynn Meadows several times over the years and it really hasn't changed much. It would be nice if they would switch up the "exhibits" once in a while. It's basically been the same stuff since I was in elementary school... which was 1998.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Seems geared towards younger children. Lots of play areas and interactive exhibits. Having a 10 year old it would have been nice if there were some areas geared toward older children. The treehouses outside were very nice.

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Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have all kinds of hands on activities for children u can paint pictures with real feathers like the Indians did u can play hotel play on a shrimp boat so many activities to spark the imagination also have several tree houses to play in overall great place

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice day trip experience for the kids. Lots of activities. Go when it's pretty outside because the grounds are nice.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was very surprised at the exhibits and the fun they had had for kids on this property. The outdoor tree house was fun for the older kids to climb and have adventures. On the front of the property they had more building for the kids, but we ran out of time. Inside the exhibits were full of imagination. I... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been coming here for over 5 years now and my kids always act like its their first. You can see the beach from it, just a few blocks away. Lots of hands on exhibits.

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