Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507 - United States
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.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services honored Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
Dolan Avenue Depot
WLMDC TV Studio
To Market, To Market Grocery Store
The History Hotel Old-Time Adventure
Bear Camp Bayou for Little Discoverers
“A Matter of Science”
On the Green
The Pelican Porch Cafe
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