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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline! 1. Explore INFINITY Science Center. 2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center. 3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore. 4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign. 5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi…

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Top 10 Budget-Friendly Activities in Coastal Mississippi

Trying to plan a budget-friendly getaway? We’ve put together a list of fun, low-cost activities so you can experience all that Coastal Mississippi has to offer without breaking the bank! Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the little ones and let them spend a few hours embracing their creative side and enjoying hands-on activities. The cost for family of 4 is $40 and we guarantee the entire family will be entertained for hours! Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just…

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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

We’re excitedly counting down the days until the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. While we won’t see a total eclipse here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy viewing the partial eclipse (about 80 percent coverage) that will be visible at approximately 1:30 p.m. CST. Check out these solar eclipse viewing events happening on Monday, August 21: INFINITY Science Center Join INFINITY and its NASA partners for a day of activities surrounding the solar eclipse. Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m…

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Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

For more than a century, Carnival season has been celebrated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with parades, balls, and other festivities. This year, Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” falls on February 28; however, you can experience Mardi Gras celebrations all month long! Below are the parades and events happening along the Coast that you can look forward to this Mardi Gras season. February 11 Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center | 10 am Elk’s Mardi Gras Parade: Ocean Springs | 1 pm Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras…

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Indoor Activities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Don't let the weather keep you from experiencing all that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer! Here on the Coast, you can choose from a long list of exciting indoor activities. Discover local history and art There is no shortage of culture on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, largely thanks to its deep history and thriving arts communities. Immerse yourself in local history at Beauvoir or the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, both of which offer a closer look at the unique past of the Coast. Several talented and noteworthy artists called…

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Ring in the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to welcome the New Year. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a ton of New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, so grab your party poppers and head to the Coast! Here are a few of the many New Year’s Eve events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year: Countdown to Noon at Lynn Meadows Looking for a family-friendly New Year’s celebration? Head over to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for music, snacks, a New Year’s craft, falling confetti, and a ball…

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Halloween on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

With Halloween right around the corner, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has so many upcoming activities and events to partake in to celebrate the spooktacular holiday. The following are a few of the many Halloween events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year:…

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Rainy Day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Rainy day? No problem! We still have plenty for you to experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Kid-friendly activities Infinity Science Center— This NASA Space Center provides an innovative, hands-on experience for the whole family! Lynn Meadows Discovery Center— Lynn Meadows is the ultimate interactive experience for children! With more than 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits, your child will love spending the day at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Center for Marine Education— Visitors of all ages can encounter many species found…

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