Museum offers half off Kids admission, new planetarium show

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating Spring Break from April 4 – 16 with 50 percent off general admission for kids aged 12 and younger. Plus, guests can enjoy a brand- new line-up of planetarium and 4D theater shows and a new exhibition.

Now showing at the museum, James Webb Space Telescope: The Story Unfolds is a new planetarium experience exploring the furthest reaches of the universe through the lens of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever built. Guests are invited to see details of dying stars, colliding galaxies and strange worlds displayed in the museum’s 55-foot digital dome planetarium.

“If you thought Webb’s images looked amazing enough on a mobile device or computer screen, imagine being immersed in them as they fill the dome above you,” said Planetarium Manager Liz Klimek.

Developed by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the 42-minute live, interactive show not only features the images in brilliant 4K resolution but also highlights the science behind the James Webb mission. The State Museum is only one of two locations in the United States selected by U.S. Space & Rocket Center to currently offer the experience.

Guests of all ages are also invited to enjoy DC League of Super-Pets: 4D Experience, a new film filled with immersive special effects and 3D visuals. Showing daily, the 4D experience features the crime-fighting DC Super-Pets, including Krypto the Super-Dog and Ace the Bat-Hound, working together to save Superman and the Justice League from Lex Luther and his villainous guinea pig, Lulu.

While visiting the State Museum this spring, baseball fans and guests are encouraged to explore The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community, the museum’s newest photography exhibition highlighting a Black baseball team from Rembert, SC and the community who supported them. Hungry guests can also stop by the Crescent Café by the Food Academy located on the museum’s second floor and enjoy a selection of foods, snacks and sweet treats. The café will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.

General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is $8.95 for adults, $7.95 for Seniors, and kids aged 3-12 are regularly $6.95 ($3.45 with 50 percent off discount). Infants 2 and under are free. Planetarium and 4D theater show tickets are an additional charge. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon – 5 pm. The State Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 9.