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Operational Status

The South Carolina State Museum is currently CLOSED and all public programs are suspended until further notice.

Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the State Museum has made the difficult decision to temporarily close to the public in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All upcoming museum programs, events and rentals through April 5 are canceled.

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Field Trips at the State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum is the perfect destination for field trips! Plan a visit for your students and choose from a variety of museum field trip experiences that meet K-12 South Carolina educational standards. State Museum field trips offer:

  • FREE general admission.

  • Four floors of exhibits on South Carolina history, natural history, art and science.

  • Access to the state-of-the-art Boeing Observatory and to standards based museum educator led observatory lessons.

  • Planetarium and 4D Theater Shows.

  • Hands-on STEM programs.

  • Education Stations.

  • Guided Tours.

Please Note: Field trip pricing and activities are only available to school groups. If you wish to book a visit for a group of 10 or more for camps, daycares, churches, scouts, reunions, seniors, troops, etc. please CLICK HERE.


Plan Your Field Trip

Interested in scheduling a field trip to the State Museum?

Check out the information below to learn more about pricing and available field trip experiences. Then fill out a Field Trip Reservation Request Form. PLEASE NOTE: All programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance. The museum is available to school groups Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tues. evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

Questions?

Contact the Group Visits Dept. by phone at 803.898.4999 or email at group_visits@scmuseum.org.


Pricing

The State Museum offers free general admission to South Carolina school students. See below for museum general admission prices for school field trips as well as add-on show pricing for the museum’s planetarium, 4D theater and blockbuster exhibit. Please note: tours and educator led programs and classes are FREE of charge.

South Carolina
Students and Teachers

Gen. Admission:    FREE
Planetarium Show:    $3
4D Theater Show:     $3
Blockbuster Exhibit:     $5

South Carolina
Chaperones

Gen. Admission:    $5
Planetarium Show:    $3
4D Theater Show:     $3
Blockbuster Exhibit:     $5

Out-of-State Students,
Teachers and Chaperones

Gen. Admission:    $5
Planetarium Show:    $3
4D Theater Show:     $3
Blockbuster Exhibit:     $10


NEW BLOCKBUSTER EXPERIENCE

Add, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, to your field trip

Educators! Engage your students in science, history, and literacy. Your students will use powers of observation and logic as they gather clues and engage in hands-on forensic science.

Learn More and Book Today!


Field Trip Museum Experiences

The museum offers a variety of on-site experiences including: classes, guided tours, digital dome planetarium shows, 4D theater films, and a state-of-the-art observatory. Please follow the links below to see a full list organized by grade level.

Elementary Experiences

Middle and High School Experiences


Before You Visit

Find information on transportation, parking, lunch options and helpful pre-visit materials such as museum maps and exploration guides.

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Make A Reservation Request

Ready to make a reservation request for your field trip? Click the button below to fill out an online Field Trip Request Form.

Please note: Field trip reservation information is communicated via email. If you have submitted the Reservation Request Form and have not been contacted by a Group Visits staff person within 48 hours please check spam or junk folders, then contact us by phone at 803.898.4999 or email at group_visits@scmuseum.org for more information about your reservation.