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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-1310
+1 228-897-6039
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Halloween Event

This place is awesome and a treasure on the Coast. It is educational and entertaining. Keep up the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerry M
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Great for Children

Set in an old school, Lynn Meadows offers many activities to keep children entertained and busy... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
2_S0uthernTravelers
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Abbeville, Louisiana
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507-1310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome and a treasure on the Coast. It is educational and entertaining. Keep up the good work. Only thing is offer more for teenagers

Thank Jerry M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Set in an old school, Lynn Meadows offers many activities to keep children entertained and busy. From the climbing net when you walk in to the outdoor tree houses, children, and the adults, found much to do to keep them busy. We had 12 year...More

Thank 2_S0uthernTravelers
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We took my grandchildren (ages 3 and 5). They loved it, and there were activities that both enjoyed. Our first visit was on a free night, and it was very crowded. Our second visit was in the afternoon, and it was much less crowded, which...More

Thank Ace750
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Clean and fun place for kids and parents. The grounds are very nice as well. This is a great way to spend free time with the family and you can get discount tickets at certain times.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I took my three year old niece here during a family trip. Such a joy watching her run around to all of the different sections, playing instruments, painting an ornament, playing with animals at the Pet Vet station and climbing in a tree house! A...More

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I've been to children's museums all over the world and this is one of the best. The free play areas indoors are excellent and well maintained (they clean them regularly and it shows), the outdoor areas are spectacular, they have art projects always available, friendly...More

Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a place in Gulfport, MS to take my 7 year old granddaughter and we decided to try the Discovery Center. Although, a little pricey, we thought it was well worth the money spent. The Center seems to cater...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I attended a couples cooking class for Valentine's Day. To be honest, I wasn't very optimistic, and really felt like it was a waste of money. I was pleasantly surprised by the organization of the class and the food we were taught...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sponsored and attended an event here for teachers and first responders. The staff was really great to work with during the event. Helped to keep people entertained and informed about the exhibits. You should check this place out, even if you don't have kids.

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Love going here with my granddaughter. She just goes from section to section. They have done such a great job on this for the kiddos.

Thank 293michelh
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Lashundra t
29 July 2017|
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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
0 to 12 months – Free Children & Adults – $10 Military & Seniors 65+ – $8 Weekdays After 3pm – $3 Sundays – $6 for everyone (this is info from their web site)
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30 March 2017|
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Response from themsmindset | Reviewed this property |
This places would definitely accommodate all ages.
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Response from Rubygo50 | Reviewed this property |
$55 1 adult & 1 child $100 3 adults and all children
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