The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is located in the renovated Mississippi City Elementary School, constructed in 1915. The building is 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. In May 1998, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center opened its doors to the community. The WINGS Performing Arts and Education Center opened in 2009, providing another outlet for creativity
Fun Facts: The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center was 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. In 2005, the Mississippi Gulf Coast experienced “the worst natural disaster in US history,” Hurricane Katrina. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center stood strong among the old live oaks, but the storm surge reduced the entire first floor of exhibits, artist studio and staff office to rubble. The education building was destroyed, the pavilion was left a shell and the gymnasium multi-purpose spaces were flooded. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center has since rebuilt, growing bigger and better with every year.
Address: 246 Dolan Ave.
Hours: Tues-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
Accessibility: accessible wheelchair entrance/exit; accessible bathroom; special sensory day