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Second Shift Twosday – April 12

April 12, 2016

Second Shift Twosday Observing

Exhibit galleries, planetarium and 4D theater:

OPEN until 8 p.m.


OPEN until 10 p.m.

Gen. Admission is now 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosday!

Visit the State Museum on Tuesday nights to enjoy special programs, exhibits, planetarium and 4D theater shows, and more after hours.

Please note: planetarium, 4-D Theaters shows and blockbuster exhibit tickets are an additional $5 each.




Night-Sky ViewingMoon_Web
Open until 10 p.m.
Explore the night sky through the museum’s historic Alvan Clark telescope. Observing is included with museum general admission. 

Click HERE to see a Boeing Observatory Viewing Update!




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Take a tour of the night sky with planetarium staff in this special presentation that will identify constellations, planets and other celestial objects that grace the skies above Columbia. Guests will learn how the sky changes over the course of the night and journey through space to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, The Pleiades, and The Orion Nebula. Show Run Time: 25 mins.


Live Sky Tour showtimes for the current month:
Tues. Only: 6 p.m.


Tickets available at the museum.



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Guests are invited to take a rock and roll musical journey with The Beatles in a full dome planetarium laser light show featuring a compilation of songs choreographed to brilliant laser lights. Show Run Time: 48 mins.


Laser Beatles showtimes for the current month:
Tues. Only: 7 p.m.


Please note: Laser shows contain bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions.


Tickets available at the museum.





Planet Earth 4-D Experience: Shallow SeasPE_SS_Poster_27x39_sm

In this 15-minute epic 4-D adventure, hear the power of the ocean’s waves as they crash along the shoreline, and feel the salty spray as you surf the coast with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in search of food. Glide alongside a cast of balletic sea lions as they dive through vast swirling bait balls of anchovy, and track a mother humpback whale and her calf as they navigate from their tropical nursery to the Arctic Circle. Experience the greatest gathering of seabirds and whales ever captured in Digital HD. Sense the pressure, feel the perils and smell the triumph as you celebrate Earth as never before in Planet Earth: Shallow Seas™ 4-D Experience. Run time: 15 mins.


Planet Earth 4-D Experience: Shallow Seas showtime: 5:30 p.m.


Tickets available at the museum.


Planet Earth: Shallow Seas is a BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK co-production in association with the CBC.




When the last blue macaws on Earth, Blu and Jewel, are captured by bird smugglers, they must work together despite Blu’s inability to fly. Join them as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime that has them dodging beach balls, umbrellas, carnival floats, and beach-goers as they try to escape the claws of evil cockatoo Nigel! This unexpected duo takes you on a thrilling 4-D journey through Rio de Janeiro, finding courage, friendship and love along the way. Run time: 15 mins.


RIO: THE 4-D EXPERIENCE showtime: 6:30 p.m.


Tickets available at the museum.


RIO © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.




Caesar Busts

Julius Caesar: Roman Military Might and Machines

This blockbuster exhibition brings to life one of the most technologically significant times in history by showcasing more than 30 intricately designed and functional inventions from the height of the Roman Empire, including: war machines, transportation machines, Roman arches, gladiator replicas, hands-on activities, computer animations and more.

Click HERE to learn more!



April 12, 2016
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