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Natural History Day – Rocks!

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Natural History Day is free with museum general admission or membership unless noted with ($). 4D shows are an additional $5 charge.

Adult (13-61): $8.95
Seniors (62 +): $7.95
Children (3-12): $6.95
Infants 2 and under: FREE

Natural History Day – Rocks!

Sat., June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the State Museum for a very special day full of minerals, geology, archeology, rocks and more!

All activities are located inside the museum, so no need to worry about rainy weather.


  • Mine for gems with Dirt Dauber Deb Gem Mining.

  • Meet special guests from the Columbia Gem and Mineral Society, USC Geology Dept. and Haile Gold Mine.

  • Discover what experimental archeology is all about.

  • Shop for geodes in the museum store.

  • Explore geology themed creation stations

  • Plus, kid-friendly fun and hands on activities throughout the museum.

Free with museum general admission or membership!

Planetarium Fun

National Parks Adventure ($)National Parks Adventure, Planetarium, South Carolina, Columbia, Things To Do

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Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure is an immersive visual experience that takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches. Show Run Time: 42 mins.


June 8, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm