Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507 USA

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“inspiring children through hands on learning”

Today, more than 400 children’s museums throughout the United States break the rules of traditional museums by encouraging visitors to touch, talk, interact and have fun.  The exhibits are catalysts for questions, exploration and discovery, and the entire facility is a playground for the mind.  We are happy to be among those many museums and are proud to have been the first children’s museum in Mississippi.Located in the renovated Mississippi City Elementary School, constructed in 1915 and an architectural exhibition itself, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center offers 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, six acres of outdoor play space, a spacious theatre, Viking kitchen and other great facilities for community use.From its inception, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center has been a community project. With initial funding in 1991 from Gulfport Junior Auxiliary, co-founders Rose Alman and Carole Lynn Meadows led the team to make the dream a reality.  In May 1998, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center opened its doors to the community.  Named in memory of the daughter of Carole Lynn and Joe Meadows who died tragically in a car accident in 1984 while a student at Ole Miss, the museum already had a place deep in the hearts of the community.

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Rachel B.

This is such a hidden treasure on the Coast! So much fun packed into a unsuspecting and quirky museum. If you live on the coast with kids a membership is such a worthwhile investment. It is so... Read more

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Karen T.

Great place for small children to play. Only $10 to play all day. So many things to do inside and outside. Highly recommend this place for kids. Only wish they had a deli or Cafe that had food and... Read more

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Helen F.

This center is amazing! We came here a few times on our trip to Waveland, MS. We didn't mind the scenic drive. My son had a wonderful time. He's only 3, and I think the sweet spot is around 6. So... Read more

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave
Gulfport, Mississippi
39507 USA

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  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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