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Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

The South Carolina State Museum is pleased to offer a variety of professional development opportunities for SC educators.

Professional Development Group ExperienceApple Logo SCSM Education Dept

Available only for registered South Carolina school teachers, this experience includes general admission, admission into the 4D theater, planetarium show, and blockbuster exhibit. You and your fellow teachers will have the opportunity to explore the museum while scheduling viewings of our popular paid attractions! A member of the museum’s Education Team will speak to your group to discuss all the museum has to offer. Observatory staff will also be available in the Boeing Observatory during your visit.

Cost is $5 per teacher. Planetarium and 4D shows need to be scheduled with the museum’s Group Visits Dept. at least 2 weeks prior to your group’s visit. Groups are welcome Monday-Friday starting at 10am, daily. This special opportunity is only available to registered SC school teachers with a valid school ID. Posted and regular museum admission rates apply when visiting without an education group.

Contact the Group Visits Dept. by phone at 803.898.4999 or by email at

Please note: there is minimum of 5 educators / maximum of 125 educators to schedule this professional development experience.


Boeing Observatory Teacher Workshop

Wed., Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Join the State Museum and Boeing Observatory for a fun, FREE, astronomy professional learning experience for 1st, 4th and 8th-grade educators! High school Astronomy, Physics, and Earth Science educators are welcome as well. All participants will receive a certificate documenting their attendance for 10 hours of instruction. Registration deadline is Nov. 1, 2017.

Click HERE to learn more and register.