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Dog Days of Summer at the State Museum

Museum Hours

Mon: CLOSED
Tues. – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 – 5 p.m.

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Dog Days of Summer at the State Museum

July 2022

Stay cool with a visit to the State Museum this July!

Visit the museum to see the new planetarium experience, Superpower Dogs, narrated by Chris Evans. Escape the heat and explore four floors of exhibitions on South Carolina art, history, science, natural history and more.

Planetarium and 4D shows are an additional charge.


Dog Days of Summer Events

Hero Dog Contest Winners Revealed
Mon., July 11, 18 and 25
The museum will announcing the winners for the Hero Dog Contest each Monday in July starting July 11th on Facebook and Instagram.

Super Dog Saturday – Adoption Day
Sat., July 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Guests are invited to visit the State Museum to meet – and hopefully adopt – a new four-legged friend and family member available through Columbia Animal Services. Click HERE to learn more.

Super Dog Saturday – Service Animal Day
Sat., July 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn, meet and enjoy demonstrations by amazing service animals from Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS). Click HERE to learn more.


Special Features:

Superpower Dogs

Now Showing Daily

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches and earthquakes. Narrated by Chris Evans! Show Run Time: 40 mins.

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Tom & Jerry 4D Experience
Now Showing Daily

Legendary rivals Tom and Jerry are up to no good. When the mischievous mouse takes his antics to New York City, his cat frenemy is on his tail and ready to take on a challenge. With added special effects and eyepopping 3D, TOM & JERRY 4DExperiencebrings you along on a hilarious adventure fit for the whole family. Run time: 10 mins.

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