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Celebrate the Season With Special Holiday Shows at the State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum is open for fun this holiday season with celebrated holiday showing through the New Year!


The Polar Express 4D Experience

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Showing daily
Guests are invited on an extraordinary 4D adventure this holiday season on The Polar Express. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.


Star of Bethlehem

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Showing daily
This full dome planetarium experience takes guests to the ancient cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” The show uses historical and scientific facts to unravel this 2,000-year old mystery through a special audiovisual display featuring popular Christmas carols.


Laser Holidays

Laser Holidays

Showing daily
This exciting 30 minute laser show celebrates the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday musical favorites like, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Deck the Halls, White Christmas and more.


Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Laser

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See it Tuesday nights!
Guests will rock out for the holidays with the world premiere of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Laser. In this brand new sound and light entertainment show, laser lights will dance across the planetarium’s starry sky as guests are immersed in the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra including favorites like Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Christmas Canon, and Wizards in Winter.