Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave.
Gulfport, MS - Map It
(228) 897-6039

AAA Editor Notes

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is 3.4 mi. e. on US 90 (Beach Blvd./Beach Dr.) from jct. US 49, then .1 mi. n. to 246 Dolan Ave. Housed in a renovated 1915 elementary school, this museum educates youngsters via a number of diverse interactive settings. Kids can sort through seafood and vegetables at a grocery store; operate a crane at The Port; check in at the Dolan Avenue Depot and role play in a train dining car; see life through the eyes of others at the What It's Like to Be Me exhibit; prevent spinal cord injuries at the ThinkFirst Safety exhibit; and learn about construction basics at Kid's Street, a mini cul-de-sac with four scaled-down houses. Highlights of the 6-acre, oak-shaded grounds include Bear Creek's cabin and wooden train and Tree House Village, which offers structures that can be climbed by visitors of any age. A variety of special events, theater presentations and workshops are offered throughout the year. Picnicking is permitted.
$9; $7 (ages 65+ and active military with ID); free (ages 0-1). Admission $3 Tues.-Fri. after 3 p.m. Admission $5 on Sun.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, late May to early Aug.; Tues.-Sat. 10-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.