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OZtober – Pumpkin Planetarium Lighting

October 3, 2020

Halloween Event, Columbia, South Carolina State Museum, Growl at the Moon, things to do

Pumpkin Planetarium Lighting

Sat., Oct. 3 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
OZtober fun kicks off with health and safety precautions in place!

Travel to Oz with showings of, The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™ in the 4D Theater and Skies Over Oz in the planetarium during these special extended hours! Plus, explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits.

At the end of the evening, guests are invited to help ‘light’ the museum’s 55ft Jack-O-Planetarium at 8:15 p.m. with socially-distant fun outside!

For health and safety the museum is managing gallery and theater capacity, requiring social distancing, and has increased cleaning frequency. Per Gov. McMaster’s executive order, guests aged 3 and above are required to wear a face covering while visiting state buildings.

Activities are included with museum general admission or membership. Planetarium and 4D shows require an additional charge. Due to limited capacities advance online ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Enjoy Special Shows:

Wizard of Oz 4D Experience

The Wizard of Oz 4D Experience™
This beloved classic becomes a modern adventure with digital 3-D and added special effects. Be swept along with Dorothy™ as a powerful tornado transports you on an unforgettable adventure. Run time: 16 mins.

The Wizard of Oz 4D Experience™ showtimes:
5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Skies Over Oz, planetariumSkies Over Oz
Enjoy tales of epic adventure in Oz told as a constellation myth, using imagined patterns of stars in the night sky. We’ll also take a quick look at the current night sky from here at home in Columbia. Run time: 30 mins.

Skies Over Oz showtimes:
5:30 p.m.

Halloscream Laser Lights
Experience a thrilling family-fun laser light show in the planetarium featuring Halloween music favorites, including “Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and more. Run time: 30 mins.

Halloscream Laser Lights showtimes:
7:00 p.m.


October 3, 2020
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