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6 Reasons to Growl at the Moon this Halloween at the SC State Museum

For the second year in a row, the State Museum is giving guests a chance to “Growl at the Moon” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 29. Grab your friends and put together your best costumes for a truly unique Halloween experience!

Here are 6 reasons why you won’t want to miss it:

1. NEW experiential planetarium show, Waiting Far Away

Waiting Far Away Growl

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like voyaging through the universe to a spoken-word performance accented by soothing tunes, this is your chance! Waiting Far Away is not your typical planetarium show, so don’t miss out on the experience!

2. Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Laser Floyd

Back by popular demand, this laser light show features the legendary rock-and-roll of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Watch colorful lasers pulse and dance across the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s 55ft digital dome while enjoying the powerful music of Pink Floyd.

3. Night sky observing in the museum’s Boeing Observatory

Night Observing

Take an up-close look at the celestial bodies that populate our night-sky through the Boeing Observatory’s historic 1926 Alvan Clark telescope. Please note: this activity is dependent on clear skies.

4. Costumes! Wear Them!

Growl at the Moon 2014

We know you’ve been dying to dress up like your favorite superhero or movie monster, so here’s your chance to impress your friends (and us!) with your creative costume skills.

5. Doc’s BBQ and Swamp Cabbage craft beer


What’s a great party with out great food and drink? Growl at the Moon has it covered with delicious eats from Doc’s BBQ and Swamp Cabbage craft beer to wash it down.

6. Souvenir beer growler

Growler with crow BLOG

Guests will get to take home a special souvenir 2015 Growl at the Moon beer growler featuring this year’s event logo!*

Ready to get your tickets?! Here’s what you need to know:

Advance tickets – $35 gen. public and $28 museum members

Day-of-Event tickets** – $40 gen. public and museum members


* Take-home growlers do not come with beer.

** Due to planetarium capacity limits, tickets purchased the day of the event do not guarantee showings of Waiting Far Away and/or Laser Floyd planetarium shows. Guests are encouraged to purchase advance tickets to experience all event activities. Take-home growlers also not guaranteed for day-of ticket purchases.