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“Great Children's Museum!”

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We took three 7 yrs olds and were there for 4 hours, and they would have loved to stay longer! It's a great children's museum with lots to do inside and out. It was a bit windy and chilly when we were there, so we didn't spend a lot of time outside. But the girls made kites in the art room, which was perfect for the day we were there.

Thank MaggieR05
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I took 5 girls, ages 3-14, here. We stayed 2 hours and no one got bored the whole time. There is a lot to do and they all enjoyed it. It was cool and windy that morning so we didn't do anything outdoors and there appeared to be a good bit out there. I would recommend this if you're in the area with younger children and looking for a way to entertain them.

1  Thank MAMCBE2002
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Have been here many times with my children ranging from age 3 to age 11. Extremely engaging and fun and interesting things for children to do and to learn from! It's a gem.

1  Thank Jim L
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My daughters were wore out by the time we left. My daughters are 7 and 5 and they never lost interest in anything here. They played an entire day!! If you have young kids you know why this is so suprising. My daughters favorite was the news anchor setup!!

1  Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Most tourists would find this place just ok. We have taken our children to many museums and this one is poor compared to others in an area this side.

Thank SadabtItaly
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SonjaG2501, Public Relations Manager at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2012

We appreciate your comments about the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, it is our mission to create an interactive and creative place for children to explore and we are disappointed to hear that your visit was “just okay”. We are in the process of securing funding to improve our exhibits and programming and hope that you will give us another visit in the near future and that we can change your opinion.

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