News About Us

Hip-hop & autism? They’re a perfect pair for young Coast performers in new musical”, Sun Herald, November 9, 2017


“Spotlight:Wonderland”, Sun Herald, November 5, 2017


“Lynn Meadows hosts night of thanks for pillars of the community”, WLOX, September 29, 2017


“First Responder and Teacher Appreciation”, WXXV, September 29, 2017


“Weekend Idea:The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MS”, VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine, September 19, 2017


“Welcome Center Coming to Lynn Meadows”, WXXV, August 23, 2017


“See what new restaurants and kid-friendly developments are coming to the Coast”, The Sun Herald, August 23, 2017


“Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Welcome Station”, Digital Journal, August 16, 2017


“Solar Eclipse Getting Educators Excited”, WLOX, August 12, 2017


“Eclipse parties popping up in South Mississippi”, The Sun Herald, August 4, 2017


“Visit Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council Award More than $96,000 in Bicentennial Grants”,, January 20, 2017


“Mississippi’s Budding Young Performers Show Off Technical Skills for SfMS”,  Museums on Main Street Blog, January 13, 2017


“Kids ring in the new year early at Lynn Meadows”,  WLOX, December 31, 2016


“Coast children take part in New Years countdown” ,  Sun Herald December 31, 2016


“From world peace to Disney World, Coast kids make New Year’s resolutions” ,  Sun Herald December 31, 2016


“New TV studio exhibit opens at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center”,  WDAM, December 22, 2016


“Top Places to Visit after Moving to Gulfport, MS”, blog, December 19, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center opens to autistic children”,  WLOX, December 5, 2016


“Halloween Fun Continues On The Coast Gulfport”,  WXXV, October 31, 2016


“State Secrets: 50 Little-Known Local Destinations” Parents Magazine,  October, 2016


“American Girl dolls teach history through Fashion” WLOX,  October 16, 2016


“American Fashion Show Lynn Meadows Discovery Center” WXXV,  October 17, 2016


“American Fashion Show this Weekend” WXXV,  October 10, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center will host Smithsonian traveling exhibit” Sun Herald,  July 30, 2016


“Free Fridays at Lynn Meadows” WXXV,  July 29, 2016


“American Girl Model Auditions Saturday” WXXV,  July 20, 2016


“All Work, No Play? No Way!”,  June 9, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Ribbon Cutting”  WXXV,  June 16, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Awarded Medal for Museum and Library Service”  Mississippi Public Broadcasting,  June 16, 2016


“Gulfport Museum Wins National Award”  Mississippi Public Broadcasting,  June 16, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Receives National Medal”  WXXV,  June 1, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center honored at White House”  WLOX,  June 1, 2016


“First lady honors museums, libraries at White House”  Sun Herald,  June 1, 2016


“Lynn Meadows turns 18 with funs, games and celebrations”  WLOX,  May 15, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center branching out – outdoors, that is”  The Sun Herald,  April 24, 2016


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center deserves spotlight”  The Sun Herald,  April 22, 2016


“Senator Cochran commends Gulfport’s Lynn Meadows Discovery Center on receiving national award ”,  April 20, 2016


“Cochran commends Lynn Meadows Discovery Center on prestigious National Award ”,  April 20, 2016


“Gulfport’s Lynn Meadows Discovery Center wins national award ”  The Sun Herald,  April 19, 2016


“Hip-Hop artist wants help from young performers in South Mississippi”  The Sun Herald,  March 30, 2016


“Thirty Museums and Libraries Honored as Finalists for National Medal Award”  Institute of Museum and Library Services,  February 23, 2016


“Construction crews working on Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expansion”  WLOX, February 15, 2016


“Coast theatres spotlight local performances, players” Sun Herald, February 14, 2016


“Lions dance as Gulfport children’s museum honors Chinese New Year” Sun Herald, February 13, 2016


“Kids get their own Mardi Gras fete at Gulfport’s Lynn Meadows Discovery Center” Sun Herald, January 23, 2016


“Coast theatre groups will appear in state, regional festivals” Sun Herald, January 15, 2016


“Mrs. Claus visits Coast kids for breakfast at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center” Sun Herald, November 28, 2015


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center puts safety into practice a Kid Safety Fair” WLOX, November 14, 2015


“Families make new memories at Lynn Meadows Halloween Festival” WLOX, October 31, 2015


“Expansion project set to begin at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center” WLOX, October 23, 2015


“Lynn Meadows second annual American Girl Fashion Show begins this weekend” WLOX, October 12, 2015


“United Way for Jackson & George Counties kicks off 2015 fundraising drive” Sun Herald, September 11, 2015


“Volunteers needs for Lynn Meadows Clean Up” WLOX, September 8, 2015


“Biloxi-Ocean Springs Museum Pass Adds New Locations” WXXV, August 13, 2015


“Coast actors bring original stage play to D.C.”  WLOX, August 2, 2015


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center’s American Girl Fashion Show” FOX 10 News, July 31, 2015


“Lynn Meadows Wings group receives big check”  WLOX, July 29, 2015


“Finding Family Fun: South Mississippi museums offer world of discovery to visitors”  WLOX, July 23, 2015

“Beyond the book: Interactive activity helps parents and children learn together at Lynn Meadows”  WLOX, July 23, 2015


“‘Mary Poppins’ to land on stage for WINGS performance”  Sun Herald, July 14, 2015


“Kids rock out at Bear Creek Music Fest”  WLOX, May 2, 2015


“The Spirit Of Mississippi Is Alive With The Sound Of Music”  Rock’n Robin Productions N’Courage Blog, April 28, 2015


“GMA anchor Robin Roberts tears up at WINGS performance in Biloxi”  WLOX, April 23, 2015


“New mural at Lynn Meadows honors Allison Alexander”  WLOX, April 17, 2015


“IN THE SPOTLIGHT | ‘Tarzan, the Musical'”  Sun Herald, February 14, 2015


“Best Science Museums & Planetariums to Visit on Your Family Weekend Getaway” Vacation Idea Magazine, February 3, 2015


“Youngsters Tryout for Snow Queen Musical at Lynn Meadows ” WXXV, January 26, 2015


“South Mississippians join British upper crust for ‘Downton Abbey’ premiere ” Sun Herald, January 3, 2015


“Celebrate the new season of ‘Downton Abbey’ at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center ” Sun Herald, January 1, 2015


“Kids celebrate the new year at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center” WXXV, December 31, 2014


“More than 400 South Mississippi kids ring in the new year the stroke of noon” Sun Herald, December 31, 2014


“Local Scout produces live bird nesting exhibit for Lynn Meadows Discovery Center” Sun Herald, November 12, 2014


“Young girls get history lesson from American Girl Dolls” WLOX, October 19, 2014


“Volunteers to Read at LMDC’s Free Friday event”, WLOX, September 23, 2014


“Lynn Meadows Does Some Deep Cleaning for Fall”, WXXV, September 15, 2014


“Lynn Meadows looking for Volunteers for Fall Cleaning,” WLOX, September 8, 2014


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is 2014 People’s Choice for Favorite Children’s Recreational Facility,” Sun Herald, September 5, 2014


“Gulf Coast Bucket List: Embrace  your inner child at Lynn Meadows,” Sun Herald, August 30, 2014


“Donation funds WINGS Performing Arts at Lynn Meadows,” WLOX, August 15, 2014


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center American Girl Fashion Show Model Search,” WXXV, July 28, 2014


“Cindy DeFrances and Sonja Gillis discuss upcoming summer camps, on the 4 O’Clock Show,” WLOX, June 2, 2014


“Lynn Meadows Discovery Center hosts Bear Creek Music Festival in Gulfport,” Sun Herald, May 3, 2014


“Play-to-Learn, Bear Cub Club entertains, teaches,” South Mississippi Living, April 2014



“WINGS Performing Arts’ Rapunzel is a hair-raising adventure for kids,” Sun Herald, March 20, 2014


“Cindy DeFrances and Carole Lynn Meadows talk about our annual fundraiser, Boogie Night, on the 4 O’Clock Show,” WLOX, March 5, 2014


“Monday is Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss,” WLOX, March 3, 2014


“Children’s museum puts hands on exhibit in airport,” WLOX, February 17, 2014


News From Us

April 2016 – LMDC Recipient of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor

September 2014 – Fall Clean Up Days

May 2014 – LMDC Gets a Permanent Sign

March 2014-Bear Creek Festival Line-up Announced

February 2014-2014 Board of Directors

First responder and teacher appreciation