The South Carolina State Museum is set to welcome the fall with new and returning shows, plus a newly opened exhibition. Guests are invited to travel to Mars, learn about Earth’s diverse habitats, race to escape Dracula in 4D, and explore how the museum builds and maintains its collection ofContinue Reading

July 17 – 25, 2021 Beat the heat and enjoy a week of cosmically cool fun all about space with FREE general admission for kids under 12! Enjoy exhibition tours, special live sky planetarium experiences, a new 4-d show and lots more. Activities are included with museum general admission orContinue Reading

Friday Night Laser Lights, sponsored by Columbia Craft Brewing Company, will return to the South Carolina State Museum for the summer starting this Friday, June 18. This popular evening event series will run every third Friday in June, July and August in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. ShowsContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports thoseContinue Reading

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the State Museum and ColaJazz Foundation will present an outdoor concert April 30 from 7 – 9 pm. Guests are invited to bring their own chairs and enjoy an evening of music and fun at the museum. “The museum is excited to be workingContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the holiday season with special discounted admission, from December 26 – January 3. Guests are invited to explore four floors of exhibition galleries and experience exciting holiday shows, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D, Laser Holidays, and more. “We are happy toContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia has introduced At-Home Virtual Morning Camps this December for ages 6 – 11, sponsored by AFLAC. The daily morning camps will focus on a different theme for each session, including natural history, astronomy, art, S.T.E.A.M and more. Campers can participate on their ownContinue Reading

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer shines in an all-new 4-D experience at the South Carolina State Museum this holiday season. The museum will offer holiday shows, socially distanced events, new exhibitions and special shopping opportunities in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange. “Our spacious building and exhibition galleries mean weContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the holiday season with new shopping opportunities in The Cotton Mill Exchange and discounted children’s admission, from November 27-29, over the Black Friday Weekend. Guests are invited to explore four floors of exhibition galleries and experience holiday shows, such as Rudolph the Red-NosedContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum has announced the opening of its new exhibition, Early American Face Vessels from the George H. Meyer Collection. Featuring more than 100 early American face vessels, this exhibition offers an opportunity to trace the development of this tradition as it unfolded in regions east ofContinue Reading

This “OZtober” the South Carolina State Museum will once again invite guests to enjoy a month of OZ themed shows and activities. From daily showings of The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience to planetarium shows and virtual programs, OZtober offers families a destination for Halloween fun both on-site and online.Continue Reading