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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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Address: 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39507-1310
Phone Number: 12288976039
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Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from...

Located in a 1915 schoolhouse, under the large live oaks, just blocks from the beach in Gulfport, MS, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a special place for children and their grown-ups. Inside, 15,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits encourage fun, learning and creativity. Discover different cultures at Celebrate the World We Share, board the train at Dolan Avenue Depot, and create a mini masterpiece at our art studio, Art Knows Anything Goes. Outside, oak-covered acres provide more space to let the imagination run wild. Play house in the trees, tap a tune in the outdoor musical garden, and explore the tiny town of Kids Street. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is honored to be a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, which recognizes exceptional contributions to the community.

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We were not disappointed. So much for kids to do. We took our 3 year old and 5 month old daughters. Our oldest loved every single aspect of the place. There were tons of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not disappointed. So much for kids to do. We took our 3 year old and 5 month old daughters. Our oldest loved every single aspect of the place. There were tons of activities from dress up and tea party to a veterinarian clinic and everything in between. She was in heaven. The baby even liked being walked around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family that frequents Children's Museums and Discovery Centers, we really loved this place. It is more of a Montessori approach. Here we loved the unique areas like the coal burning engine, the hat shop, the shoe shine shop, and the hotel check-in. We also loved that the grocery store had "missions" for the children to complete to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Love this place! Anyone coming around the area must check out this treasure. It is an old school house turned children's museum and it is simply wonderful. The large oaks outside are filled with decks, tree houses, and lights for night-time play. While inside is about 3-4 stories of interactive learning for kids young and old. A vet office, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for families with small children a great place to learn and interact with the children they will learn so much being there I absolutely love bringing my niece and nephew here it's not very expensive and some days it's free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place for children! Tradition in our family with our mother taking the grandchildren when they were young.

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Saucier, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

great programs to join or just to take the kids for the day. Lots of different activities. A big playhouse!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a 5 year old and two 1 1/2 year olds and they had a blast! We easily spent 3 hrs here. Check their website for daily specials!

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Loved Lynn Meadows! Went with a 3yr old boy & 6yr old boy. Spent several hours enjoying the inside & outside! Our boys played and imagined at almost every area (only area they did not play in was the tea party area) The center climbing feature was def. a fav! Outside they enjoyed climbing the tree houses & wooden train.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

No wonder it's an award winning facility. First class in every way. My family started enjoying LMDC when my children were young with all the fun, educational, hands-on exhibits in the discovery center. So many things to expose kids to learning while having fun. As my kids grew older, they attended awesome workshops and camps they always enjoyed. Now, my... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I took my family to play at their free Friday play and they had the most awesome time. My children ranged from 2-13 and they can't stop talking about this amazing place. I even had a blast interacting with my children. I will definitely be back!!!!!!

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