Play and Learn

Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Kids are front and center in South Mississippi. Whether making plans for a weekend or for the whole summer, there are many activities for families to enjoy. The wide variety includes something for every interest and every pocketbook. It may be as simple as building sand castles on the beach to exploring museums to learning about sea life to a lively day at a water park. Additionally, as summer nears, many organizations, yacht clubs and attractions will announce their annual summer camps.

This list is a sample, but not all, of the family activities the Coast has to offer.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center
5107 Arthur St, Moss Point
228.475.0825
www.pascagoula.audubon.org

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge
6005 Bayou Heron Road, Moss Point
228.475.0765
www.fws.gov

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Swamp Boat Tours
100300 Highway 90, Moss Point
228.475.6026
www.airboatswamptoursofmississippi.com

Scranton Museum
3928 Nathan Hale Ave., Pascagoula
228.938.6612
www.msgulfcoastheritage.ms.gov

La Pointe-Krebs House
4602 Fort St., Pascagoula
228.471.5126
www.lapointekrebs.org

Round Island Light House
Laurel Ave., Pascagoula

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
7200 Crane Lane, Gautier
228.497.6322
www.fws.gov

Gulf Islands National Seashore
Davis Bayou Visitor Center, Hwy 90 and Park Road, Ocean Springs
www.nps.org

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs
228.872.3164
www.walterandersonmuseum.org

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center
1600 Government St., Ocean Springs
228.875.6732
www.themaryc.art

Shrimping Tour
693 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
228.392.8645
www.biloxishrimpingtrip.com

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art
386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
228.374.5547
www.georgeohr.org

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
115 East 1st St., Biloxi
228.435.6320
www.maritimemuseum.org

Ship Island Excursions
Gulfport Small Craft Harbor
228.864.1014
www.msshipisland.com

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport
228.897.6039
www.lmdc.org

Mississippi Aquarium
2100 East Beach Blvd., Gulfport
228.241.1300
www.msaquarium.org

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
10801 Dolphin Lane, Gulfport
228.896.9182
www.imms.org

Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum
522 Pass Rd., Gulfport
228.284.5731
www.mcmrcm.org

Gulf Islands Water Park
17200 16th St., Gulfport
228.328.1266
www.gulfislandswaterpark.com

Buccaneer State Park
1150 South Beach Blvd., Waveland
228.467.3822
www.stateparks.com

Infinity Science Center
1 Discovery Circle, Pearlington
228.533.9025
www.visitinfinity.com

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