Discover More at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Lynn Meadows
Photo by James Edward Bates

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is much more than a children’s museum. It’s a place where children and adults of every age can imagine, create and have fun!

Come discover all LMDC has to offer… 


Blocks from the beach in Gulfport sits a colorful old school building, whimsical and welcoming, awaiting children to come and play. It’s Lynn 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!

Kid climbing Lynn Meadows structure
Photo by James Edward Bates

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.  Stop by to get their pet checked or to play the role of a caring vet at The Little Pet Vet. Hop aboard the Dolan Avenue Express.  Put their imaginations to work at The Port. And, stop by the art studio to make a creative keepsake.

Travel upstairs to visit the Sun, Earth, Universe then 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. Be the star of their own talk show, host or participate in a game show, or report the news and weather at WLMDC-TV.

Discover more at Lynn Meadows
Photo by James Edward Bates

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 along Kids Street, where the homes are kid-sized but big on fun!


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


Bear Cub Club at Lynn Meadows
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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.


Cooking at Lynn Meadows
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Our Kids Cooking Classes provide an entertaining outing for parents or caregivers and their children. Introduce kids to new foods while having fun!


kids riding bikes at Lynn Meadows
Photo by James Edward Bates

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