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E-Learning Museum Resources

South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, Exhibitions

The South Carolina State Museum may be closed to the public temporarily, but we are committed to continuing to fulfill our mission to providing educational environments that entertain and inspire.

Below are several e-learning resources available from the museum and suggested links for other online resources. Museum staff will be updating this page regularly with new content and resources!


State Museum Online Learning

Blogs

Find fascinating info developed by museum curators and educational staff on a variety of subjects, as well as instructional posts on fun educational activities.

By Subject:

History
Art
Natural History
Science and Astronomy

Instructional Posts:

In Class or At-Home Activities

Videos

Virtual Tours and Gallery Talks
Take a walk through the State Museum with curators and staff.



Online Lessons and Experiments
Take a walk through the State Museum with curators and staff.

Online Collections

Search a select group of objects and photographs from the State Museum’s collection courtesy of University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections.

The Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy
This incredibly rare collection of American made telescopes and astronomical equipment, donated to the museum by amateur astronomer Robert B. Ariail, features instruments dating back to 1730. Thanks to a partnership with University of South Carolina Libraries Digital Collections, many of these instruments can be found online. Click HERE to explore the collection.

Standard Federal Photograph Collection

Standard Federal Photograph Collection
Students at the University of South Carolina’s Digital Library created this website of over 140 historic photos of Columbia from the Museum’s collection. Click HERE to explore the collection.


Additional Resources

South Carolina ETV – At Home Learning