The morning after the gala on Saturday marked the first day the MAX opened to the general public.
Hundreds were in attendance as the Meridian High School band performed for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. the official grand opening was hosted by the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation. Meridian Mayor Percy Bland spoke as well director of the MAX Mark Tullos and Tommy Dulaney who has championed the idea of the museum for years. Afterward, residents received their first taste of the interactive museum.