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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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12:00 pm - 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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Delightful museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Monroe, Louisiana
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Monroe, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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gulfport MS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a great place for kids. What a great asset to our community. The staff has always been helpful and appear to enjoy their jobs.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

awesome place to go to with kids ten and below. No other place like it! Loads of educational and pretend play. Central climbing area for kids. If you have younger kids, separate area for them to play safely. If nice additional fun out back!

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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