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Let’s Go Learn: Outreach at the State Museum

Let the South Carolina State Museum bring fun-filled, engaging educational outreach experiences directly to you with our museum outreach programs.

Whether you are looking for a program for your students, festival, or community event, State Museum outreach programs are designed to engage many different types of learners and to connect audiences beyond museum walls.

Please note: Pre-registration for outreach programs is required.

Featured outreach programs include:

Starlab Portable Planetarium
Classroom Programs
Assembly Programs
Community Programs
Traveling Exhibits Program

Don’t see a program that fits your needs? We can create custom outreach experiences for your group. Requests must be made 4 weeks in advance. A small development fee may be charged.

For Questions or to Book Your Outreach Program

Email outreach@scmuseum.org or call 803-898-4990.


Starlab Planetarium

Broaden your cosmic horizon from your very own classroom with the Starlab portable planetarium! This experience features an inflatable dome and star projector designed to transport you and your students through the solar system and beyond. Hold on, everyone – we’re about to see the Galaxy in a whole new way!

Maximum Capacity

25

Program Length

60 minutes

Room Requirements

  • 24-feet of cleared floor space in all directions.

  • 12-feet ceiling clearance including light fixtures.

  • 2 working wall outlets.

  • Isolation from all noise and activities.

  • The Starlab must be set up on a floor (not a stage) and must be located inside.

  • The Starlab cannot be moved once set up.

Available Experiences

Please click on the options below to learn more and see pricing information.


Classroom Programs

Looking for a smaller group experience? Guaranteed to educate and enthrall, outreach classroom programs incorporate hands-on exploration and discovery and can be adapted to meet a variety of grade-level needs. All programs align with SC Academic Standards.

Room Requirements

  • One 8ft table.

  • Additional tables and chairs for students to work in small groups.

Cost

First Program: $150; $100 for each additional program within the same day. Limit 5 per day.

Available Programs

Please click on the options below to learn more.

Ready to Book?

Email outreach@scmuseum.org or call 803-898-4990.


Assembly Programs

Got a full house? Check out our crowd-pleasing assembly programs. These dynamic sessions include audience participation, fun-filled demonstrations, and some super cool experiments! It’s sure to leave your students engaged and excited! All programs align with SC Academic Standards.

Maximum Capacity

100

Program Length

60 minutes

Room Requirements

  • One 8ft table.

  • Ample seating with unrestricted viewing.

Cost

First Program: $150; $100 for each additional program within the same day. Limit 5 per day.

Available Programs

Please click on the options below to learn more see pricing information.


Community Programs

State Museum Outreach brings hands-on, interactive learning experiences to afterschool programs, community organizations and special events all over the state. Want to cool off? Try Subzero Science. Like to dig deep? We can make a Fossil Discovery! Blast off with Solar System Exploration – or get going with Creative Forces in Motion! Experiences are flexible and adaptable to a wide variety of environments and ages.

Cost

First Program: $150; $100 for each additional program within the same day. Limit 5 per day.

Creative Forces in Motion

Put your design skills to the test in our marble machine challenge. Get gone with the wind as we uncover air in motion and the basic principles of aerodynamics. Let the South Carolina State Museum ignite your creativity as we explore forces in motion. May the force be with you!

Subzero Science

What’s cooler than cool? Dry ice-cold! Get ready to go below zero with the State Museum as we explore properties and changes in states of matter. Prepare to be amazed by these super cool experiments!

Fossil Discovery

Journey with the South Carolina State Museum to a land before time as we explore fossil discoveries to unearth secrets of the past. Let’s dig in!

Solar System Exploration

Let the South Carolina State Museum be your guide as we venture through space to learn about the “star” of our solar system and the planets that revolve around it. It’ll be out of this world!

For information or to request State Museum outreach at your community event, please contact outreach@scmuseum.org or call 803-898-4990.


Traveling Exhibit Program

The Traveling Exhibits Program provides museums, art centers, universities and other institutions with high quality, affordable traveling exhibitions. These special exhibits provide a variety of shows for institutions of any size, from large exhibitions designed for major museums to smaller, South Carolina-specific exhibits for local museums, galleries, libraries, schools and more. Click HERE to learn more.