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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

LynnMeadowsDiscoveryCenteris much more than a children’s museum.  It’s a place where children and adults of every age can imagine, create and have fun!  Discover all LMDC has to offer...

Discover Fun & Field Trips

Blocks from the beach inGulfportsits a colorful old school building, whimsical and welcoming, awaiting children to come and play.  It’sLynn Meadows Discovery Center,Mississippi’s original children’s museum, and so much more.

Follow the path through the towering live oaks, enter the bright blue door and get ready for an incredible – and affordable – family adventure!

Rising through the center of the facility is the Super Colossal Climbing Structure that acts as an axis for the other exhibits and lets children reach for the stars.

On the bottom floor, let the little ones loose in Bear Camp Bayou, a special place just for them.  Hop aboard a train at Dolan Avenue Depot.  Put their imaginations to work at The Port.  And stop by the art studio to make a creative keepsake.

Travel upstairs to exploreAfricaand check into a historic hotel.  Stop by the market for a few necessities and a lot of fun.  Get excited about science with hands-on observations.  Help them understand differences and disabilities at

“What It’s Like To Be Me.”

Outside offers an equal amount of intrigue.  Play house in the tops of hundred-year-old trees.  Venture to the cabin down by Bear Creek.  Take a stroll alongKids Street, where the homes are kid-sized but big on fun!

Discover Your Wings

For aspiring young actors, the WINGS Performing Arts program provides a great start.  Theatre workshops and productions seek to nurture the talent, spirit and leadership of children and youth.

Discover Our Clubs & Camps

Bear Cub Club is the ultimate play date for little tikes from new to five, and their adults.  Storytelling, singing, dancing and interacting are guided by the program’s dedicated director.

When school’s out, our camps are in!

Seasonal camps keep the kids busy with   a variety of topics and activities.

Discover Your Inner Chef

During Tuesday night adult cooking classes, our Viking kitchen is filled with food, spirits and laughter as community chefs take the lead in creating a delicious feast. 

Discover The Perfect Place

Charm and character flow from every structure and inch of the property.  The breathtaking canopy of trees, the juxtaposition of old and new, infused with art and color... this atmosphere can’t be found anywhere else, and it’s all available   for your party, wedding, meeting or other function.

For more information on hours, admissions, field trips, memberships, donating, special events and other programs, go to

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm  (**Thru Labor Day - After Labor Day Closed Mondays)