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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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Best Child Place on the Coast!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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Additional Information about Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Address: 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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