This July the South Carolina State Museum invites guests to stay cool with a museum visit and enjoy special super dog-themed shows and events all month long. In addition to a planetarium experience, Dog Days at the museum will also feature a pet adoption fair and a service animal appreciationContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum recently completed upgrades to both its planetarium and 4D theater, adding cutting-edge video software and technology to make guests’ experiences even more immersive. Trips across the world and in outer space now look better than ever in both theaters with the addition of new state-of-the-artContinue Reading

The State Museum will be holding a special event for the coming lunar eclipse. From May 15 through the early hours of May 16, a Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Columbia’s night sky. The museum is opening its doors after hours to observe the astronomical event. The next totalContinue Reading

This April, the South Carolina State Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of South Carolina astronaut Charles Duke’s historic walk on the Moon during the Apollo 16 lunar mission. Guests are invited to enjoy a full month of activities, including a new exhibition, a special planetarium experience and more. “ThisContinue Reading

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the South Carolina State Museum Foundation will present Shuck n’ Swing, an outdoor concert and oyster roast April 2 from 6- 9 pm. The ticketed fundraiser aims to support educational programming at the museum by providing an event filled with shellfish and tunes. “ThroughContinue Reading

Guests are invited to meet Santa and get 50 percent off General Admission this Saturday, December 11 from 11 am – 3 pm. Guests and museum members are invited to bring their wish lists and their cameras to meet Santa at the museum and take a photo. Plus, enjoy theContinue Reading

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D returns to light up the South Carolina State Museum this holiday season. The museum will offer guests 50 percent off general admission on special Saturdays: November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18. Now showing through January 2 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D featuresContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum is opened its new exhibition, Bindings and Betweens: South Carolina Quilts, on November 13. The new display traces the history and art of South Carolina made quilts. Featuring pieces from the museum’s collection, the exhibition highlights both the objects and their makers for an in-depthContinue Reading

The South Carolina State Museum will be offering Halloween fun for guests and members. Kids are invited to get creative and visit in costume for Spooky Saturdays on October 23 and 30. Kids (aged 3 – 12) in costume will receive free general admission on both Saturdays. Guests can enjoyContinue Reading

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