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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.


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 attraction 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:     $3

South Carolina
Chaperones

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

Out-of-State Students,
Teachers and Chaperones

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


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 follw 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.

Pre- Visit Information


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.