Local Spotlight: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? If you haven’t visited the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport yet, add it to your summer fun list now!

About Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

In case you aren’t familiar with this nearby attraction, it’s no ordinary museum. At the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, visitors don’t have to quietly keep their hands to themselves! In fact, exploring exhibits through touch and speech and laughter is a must.

It’s an interactive educational creative arts hub for kids, adults, families and communities. According to their website, the center was the first children’s museum in Mississippi. Housed in a former elementary school that was built in 1915, the Discovery Center kicked off its 25th birthday celebrations in late May.

Growing strong, it remains a place for exploring and learning through ever-changing exhibits and entertaining regular and special events.

Upcoming events at the center

Make plans for summer fun with a few of these upcoming and ongoing events at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. For instance, tomorrow happens to be “World Sea Turtle Day & Storytime” at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Come for a visit and listen to a story about a sea turtle in the Bear Camp Bayou.

Remember to save the dates for “Free Friday Nights,” sponsored by Hancock Whitney, every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. And, grown-ups, you don’t want to miss the continued 25th birthday celebrations when the Discovery Center is “partying like it’s 1998!”

Boogie Nights 23 is set for Saturday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m. The adult fundraiser will be held in the WINGS Performing Arts and Education Center. There will be a silent auction, food, drinks, a costume contest and more.

Connect with the Discovery Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest news and events!


To find the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, head to 246 Dolan Ave. in Gulfport. Did you know that’s about four miles from Maison D’Orleans Apartment Homes? It is, which means you can typically be there after a 10-minute drive!


Guess what’s closer than that and also a ton of fun? The beach! We’re located right across from the coast, in fact. Find out more about us, our apartments and cool things to do around town when you continue to read our blogs!