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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507
228-897-6039
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Gulfport, Mississippi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

My children and I visited this place it cost $27.00 for 1 adult and 2 small children. I was not that impressed with the price the staff was very nice but it was not much to discovery. If you want to spend a lot of money for ur kid to play dress up then this is the place.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is one of our favorite places on the Coast! If you're local, get a membership! They do so many classes and special events that are discounted or free for members. We LOVE Bear Cub Club, which is an educational program for preschoolers offered 4 days a week. It's wonderful and my child has learned so much from going weekly!... More

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Brecksville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were at the gulf coast for a wedding. My daughter took her 3&5 year old grandsons and thought it to be a great experience! My grandson came home with a "souviner" that he made- a vest made of brown paper laced up and decorated with stickers, stencils and markers. A fun time a was had by all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

2 adults & 5 kids for $35...can't beat that for the fun we had. We spent about 2 hours exploring & being super silly. It was educational & fun. You could really spend more time in each area focusing more on the education part (with 5 kids that's a little more challenging). I saw many families with 1-2 kids taking... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We took our toddler here and she had the time of her life. There is so much here for children to do and parents, it's fun for us too. I would recommend this place for any parent as long as your child can walk, they'll have a great time.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We took our nieces who were visiting from Oklahoma. They had the best time dressing up, painting, climbing the tower, playing in the tree houses and much more. They really loved it. We visit here every time we have children with us. Our teenage boys even loved it when they had the blocks you could stack up really high. It... More

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Spokane, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our toddler son loved it here! The museum is even cooler for a little older kids. Lots of various activities for kids to hone their imagination. Quaint historic building with fun treehouses outside, too. We went on the last Friday night of the month, and it was free. (Check on the website or call to verify, but I believe it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We took our nieces who were visiting from Oklahoma. They had the best time dressing up, painting, climbing the tower, playing in the tree houses and much more. They really loved it. We visit here every time we have children with us. Our teenage boys even loved it when they had the blocks you could stack up really high. It... More

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McDonough, GA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This center is very well organized and had wonderful things for the children to stay interested in for hours.

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The museum is beginning to show signs of wear. We went on a Monday afternoon. It was very crowded. The newest exhibits, the houses, were locked, so the children were not able to go in.

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

We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your trip to the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center as we strive to create a safe, interactive, and fun environment for all of our visitors. We host an average of 70,000 visitors a year and as you can imagine the museum, especially during the busy summer months, gets its share of wear... More

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