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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place to play!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is a Great place to visit and go to the Special Events held there. The staff is fantastic and you will have one happy child when you leave. You can hold special things there for special events. Great small stage room for alot of functions. Most of all the History behind the Lynn Meadows center will warm your... More 

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Waveland, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My grandchildren (ages 7 and 4) love this place. Lots of hands on activities indoor and outdoors. They can create art or build several projects using large blocks. If they like to climb then there is a huge multi-story climbing activity they can enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is the one place on coast we always stop at.My grandkids love this center.It's really never over crowded ,clean and there are tables outside if you want to bring lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Additional Information about Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Address: 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507
Phone Number: 12288976039
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Gulfport
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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