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

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