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Top Kid-Friendly Activities in Gulfport, MS

Top Kids-Friendly Activities near Gulfport - Kid inside a colorful tunnel
Matt Claiborne
Matt Claiborne
June 4, 2021

There's so much fun to be had in the Gulfport area! If you seek an exciting outdoor adventure or look for an enriching educational experience, Gulfport has it all.

Several museums will inspire and educate. Spend a day on the water and learn about the local shrimping industry. Everyone will be amazed by watching the crew set shrimp nets and identifying the catch. Or head to the science museum to learn about the depths of the oceans and the breadth of outer space. At the railroad museum, kids can create their train tracks and neighborhoods. And at the discovery center, kids can test out different careers and various hands-on exhibits.

You won't want to miss the Gulf Coast's only water roller coaster. Check out all the exciting water slides and rides, cool off in the wading pool and relax on the lazy river. Finally, take the adventure to new heights at the zipline adventure park.



The Biloxi Shrimping Trip provides a fun and educational way to spend a day on the water. Depart the harbor and watch the crew set out the shrimping net. The captain will identify the catch, which often includes various sea life, including shrimp, flounder, oysterfish, squid, and pufferfish. This 70-minute tour is weather permitting and first-come-first-served.


NASA Spaceship

Kids can become scientists and explorers at the INFINITY Science Center. Discover storm science in the Hurricane Prediction Lab. Admire meat-eating plants in the Carnivorous Plants Conservatory. Learn how turtles cross the road and then head outdoors to check out the Biome Boardwalk. You can't miss the imposing Apollo 19 Saturn V S-1C! Expand your family's horizons at this hands-on museum.


There's something magical about model railroads. Let your kid's imaginations run wild as they explore different railroad displays. Everyone loves the Jurassic Park and Futurama displays. Enjoy a trip on a riding train. Kids can build their tracks and put together a fun neighborhood for their train to visit. Young and old will enjoy this unique museum.


Lynn Meadows Discovery Center main entrance

The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center provides 15,000 square feet of air-conditioned space with interactive exhibits. This is the perfect place to explore if it's raining or you need a break from the heat. Kids can climb the Super Colossal Climbing Structure. Kids can create their art and explore different careers. Try out being a vet, a captain, a hotel clerk, or a talk show host. Dozens of exhibits entertain and explain.


If you're craving a fun day out, you won't want to miss Gulf Islands Waterpark. Race your family on the Riptide Racer. Experience the thrill of the Gulf Coast's only water roller coaster, the Horn Island Blaster. Go on a rafting adventure on the Camille Cutter. Little kids will love Lil' Pelican's Bay and its shallow wading area. The whole family can enjoy relaxing on the Lazy Pearl River.


Zip N Fun Adventure Park - Kid doing ziplining

If you're reading for an adventure, check out Zip'N Fun Adventure Park. The ziplines alone are lots of fun, but this park incorporates zip lines into an adventure course. The park offers 50 treetop obstacles from ziplines to sky bridges. Don't miss the exhilarating Tarzan jump! The Junior Adventure Course is perfect for younger kids to take part in the challenge.


There's no shortage of fun to be had on the Secret Coast. If you want to experience a unique island getaway, check out Ship Island, MS, for a day of fun in the sun. We know you'll love spending time with your family on the Gulf Coast.

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