Lynn Meadow Discovery Center


Lynn Meadow Discovery Center

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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, seven and a half acres of outdoor play space, a spacious theatre, Viking kitchen and other great facilities for community use.

From its inception, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center has been a community project. With initial funding in 1991 from Gulfport Junior Auxiliary, co-founders Rose Alman and Carole Lynn Meadows led the team to make the dream a reality.  In May 1998, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center opened its doors to the community.  Named in memory of the daughter of Carole Lynn and Joe Meadows who died tragically in a car accident in 1984 while a student at Ole Miss, the museum already had a place deep in the hearts of the community.