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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
It's the place where kids' imaginations can run free. Inside the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, kids can jump aboard a train, practice math at a grocery store and discover the challenges faced by others.
"We do provide all kinds of activities for families and this is just another way to help the community," said the Executive Director Cindy DeFrances.
Now, the children's museum is bringing its mission to educate kids as they play, outside. The center was given a $1.2 million CIAP grant from DMR to purchase about an acre of land directly south of the grounds. The land will become Lynn Meadows on the Green.
"Bringing the outside to families, I think, is just another way that we offer adventure for families," said DeFrances.
Of course, there is plenty to explore in the great outdoors which is why Lynn Meadows has been working for years to acquire the grand and land to bring the adventure outside.
The terms of the grant mean that the land will remain green space, with no permanent structures. However, that doesn't mean that its uses are limited.
DeFrances says plans for an amphitheater are in the works. She also hopes to hold a farmers' market and festivals in the space, and to have an area for kids to express their creativity.
The first project is to fence in the property. The museum has until 2013 to complete the project.
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