The WonderBox gallery is MCM’s state-of-the-art makerspace designed for visitors of all ages, where visitors are able to explore various types of making. Hands-on experiences are essential for making and tinkering, so our visitors have access to a 3-D printer and pens, robotics, circuitry, building activities, crafting materials, and so much more! WonderBox features three exhibits to enhance the visitor experience, including a full-sized LiteBrite!

Another component of WonderBox is the display cases featuring amazing stories from the state of Mississippi. Mississippi has a rich history of innovators, tinkerers, and creators. Some of those incredible people are highlighted within the WonderBox displays.

Educator Resources

Featured Innovators


Open a World of Wonder with MCM’s new WonderBox Kit! Each kit includes supplies and instructions for 4 STEAM-based activities that are sure to provide family fun for all. With our WonderBox kit you can you grow a hydroponic garden, search for hidden images, make color-changing slime, and fill your house with the scent of oranges with a bath bomb! 

Kit pickup available at the Museum during operating hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM-6 PM.

WonderBox at MCM is funded by Entergy, the Institute of Museum and Library Services for America grant, and a Hearst Foundations grant.