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“Enjoyable place to visit”

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Ranked #2 of 20 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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit here. Especially the treehouses and the mini town. My boys are aging out of the children’s museums demographic but they really enjoyed their visit here. I am happy to recommend this place.

Thank Sightsee545952
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"children's museum"
in 29 reviews
"tree house"
in 10 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 7 reviews
"great place for kids"
in 9 reviews
"pretend play"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 18 reviews
"climbing structure"
in 5 reviews
"shrimp boat"
in 5 reviews
"older children"
in 6 reviews
"art room"
in 4 reviews
"grocery shopping"
in 4 reviews
"old school"
in 4 reviews
"fun activities"
in 3 reviews
"kids love"
in 5 reviews
"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"recommend this place"
in 3 reviews
"imagination"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

My title says it all nothing else is required to describe the experience. If you don’t have a kid borrow one and you will both be better off!

Thank Gordon S
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We've been visiting Gulfport with our son since he was born eleven years ago. Every year he wants to go to Lynn Meadows. It may be that this last March will be our last visit, but he still really enjoyed it. The acoustic park is a great addition. The climbing center in the middle of the facility is always a big hit - wish it was big enough for adults!

2  Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This place was great. Lots of fun things to do inside and the giant tree houses and tiny cabin by the stream were all so well maintained. Beautiful property and nice staff. Will visit again when in town.

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We recently went on another trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and wanted to find something different to do with our kids other than going to the pool. We kept passing by the sign and I was like let's go and see what this place is. As we drove over my wife did some quick research on google to find out more. And to our findings, we picked the right time to visit. On the last Friday of every month, it's free to get in.
As we entered the building we were greeted with a smile from one of the staff members and was asked of our zip code and that was it. Our 2 yr old took off to the train that they have and had a good time on it. It doesn't move but the kids can dress up as different characters on it and they had a cab to where they can pretend to eat which was pretty cool. They also had a plane up stairs and a thing they could climb that starts on the 1st floor and takes you to the 2nd floor.
There were other areas we didn't get a chance to explore but they do have other activities for kids and we walked by a arts & craft room. Overall the kids had a great time playing to where when we got back to the hotel they were well rested for the evening.
I think that if you have kids and would like for them to have some fun that's one place you can go and enjoy. We will be returning there again on our next trip and look to find even more fun places to visit.

3  Thank Christopher G
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