Wonderbox is a new maker-space exhibit that will open in 2021 at both locations, MCM and MCM-Meridian. The experience is designed for children ages 3-12, but open to visitors of all ages. The new Wonderbox exhibit will offer a place for MCM visitors to explore the state’s culture of innovation and become the next generation of makers, creators, and inventors in Mississippi.
Open a World of Wonder with MCM’s new Wonderbox Kit! Get your little ones excited for MCM’s upcoming Wonderbox exhibit by giving them their very own Wonderbox kit. Each kit will include supplies and instructions for 4 STEAM-based activities that are sure to provide family fun for all. With the WonderBox kit, you can decorate a solar powered gingerbread house, have fun with color-changing magically mess-free slime, activate your reindeer vision, and make your house smell like an orange grove with a bath bomb!
Kit pickup will be at the Museum during operating hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday-Saturday, and 1:00-6:00pm on Sunday.
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Are you an MCM Member? Get your Wonderbox kit $10 off HERE!
Solar Powered Gingerbread House: Watch your elves’ faces light up when they assemble and decorate their very own adorable wooden Gingerbread House that is powered with an included solar panel and LED components. Complete with all material and supplies, your elves will be educated and engaged as they construct this holiday-themed renewable energy project.
Orange Bath Bomb: If you love bubbly science, then this is the activity for you! Through a careful combination of wet and dry ingredients, you will create deliciously scented citrus bath bombs that make your tub smell like an orange grove! Learn the science behind why these incredibly fun and fragrant gifts fizz when you put them in water.
Holiday Slime: Get ready to whip up a batch of our color-changing Holiday Slime that includes a special Santa- approved secret ingredient that makes it react to temperature changes. Kids will have a blast experimenting with ice and heat while learning about the science of polymers and thermal dynamics.
Reindeer Vision: Did you know that different colors of light have different wavelengths? Our eyes have adapted to see the wide range of colors in our surroundings and to also protect us from harmful types of light. Explore how reindeer have adapted to “see” in the North Pole surrounded by snow and ice.
Participants entered in our Virtual Science Fair for a chance to win a free Wonderbox Kit! Students were asked to submit a video of themselves performing a science experiment, while explaining how it worked.
Kindergarden: Madelyn Beck – Apple Volcano
3rd Grade: Lia Davis – The Magic Bag
4th Grade: MJ Prajan – Rubber Band Car
5th Grade: Mary Latham – If it GLOWS!
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