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“Great for Kids of all ages!”

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Ranked #1 of 41 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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stopped to check out the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, on our road trip from LA to Fl, & were glad we did. Our kids ranged from 4 to 13 and everyone had fun. Admission Is $6 but there are coupons available online (just make sure you print them in advance). The kids loved dressing up and play acting in each of the sections. Upstairs there is a Mexican Cantina, a Barbershop, an Antique Hotel/Tea Room, a Grocery Store, News Anchor Station, a motion section & more! Downstairs is a Crabbing ship, Train Depot & Climbing structure. Outside on the grounds are some awesome treehouses, a wooden train, small village & playhouses. There is an area for picnics, so pack a lunch & plan to stay a couple of hours. The museum is right off the beach and easy to get to. The kids had a blast and we would visit again for sure!

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a great place for younger children. They can stay for hours. There is so much for them to do, pretend play, arts and crafts, climbing, great exhibits. They even have a store with fake foods and little grocery carts for the children to "shop" in. I highly recommend. They have an informative web site if you google Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.

Thank Claudia
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great for rainy day in Gulfport! It was very busy due to the weather, but my two boys (3 and 5) had a blast! The climbing thing in the middle was their fave!

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I love this children's museum! My boys, ages 6 and 8, have enjoyed visiting here for years. I usually call ahead to work around the camp/field trip schedule. Be sure to spend some time outside as the grounds are just as much fun as inside.

Thank GeauxGirl_13
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Go there when the weather is pretty and bring a lunch to eat outside. There is alot there inside and out to keep your children busy for a day. This trip was always a special day out for us.

Thank Stephanie P
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