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Spring Break Camps

Camp Pricing


$50 per student per day / $200 for the week


$40 per student per day / $160 for the week

Extended Day:

Non-Member: $15 per student per day / $60 for the week
Member: $10 per student per day / $40 for the week

Camp Hours

Drop Off: 8 – 8:45 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pick-up: 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Extended Day: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
*Ext. Day Pick-up: 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Mon., April 15 – Fri., April 19

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer a line of Spring Break Camps for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter from science to history and art.

Customize Your Camp Schedule

Every camp day features: morning social time with other campers, museum exploration time, hands-on and interactive activities, snack time and lunch time. Extended Day includes a snack time and activities.

To Register

Click below to make a reservation request online. You may also contact the Group Visits Dept. to inquire about registering by phone at 803.898.4999 or submit any questions about camps by email at

Submit a Reservation Request

QUESTIONS? Call 803.898.4999 or email

Choose Your Camp Experience(s)

Each day campers will be divided into groups by age. One group for those aged 6 – 8 years and one for those aged 9 – 12 years. Please note: this webpage is updated periodically and availability of these camps is not guaranteed until registration is confirmed.


Come Spy with Me!
Mon., April 15 – THIS CAMP IS FULL

“Halt! Who goes there? Friend or foe?” “Friend!” But is it really? How can we tell? Join us as we uncover the truth about some of history’s craftiest spies, crack the codes they used, and concoct our own invisible ink. It’s a high stakes game of cloak and dagger where only the sneakiest survive!

Awesome Astronomy
Tues., April 16 – THIS CAMP IS FULL

Spring is here and it’s time to shine! Like a star that is. It’s all about the Sun for this camp. We’ll learn about the various forms of light coming from our closest star and use that power to make some beautiful artwork. It’ll be time to cool off when we head to the planetarium to watch a special show all about the strangest and coolest (or hottest!) stars in our universe.

Up, Up, and Away!
Wed., April 17
(Please Note: the 6 – 8 year old camp is FULL for this day)

Let’s go up, up, and away! Campers will learn about flight and how bats, birds, and insects navigate. Can you echolocate like a bat? Fly in crazy eights like a hummingbird? Soar great distances like an albatross? We’ll explore all this and more in this fun-filled exploration of masters of flight.

A Little Dash of Ozo
Thurs., April 18

Two of our most popular robots will be out in force as we learn about programming and coding! Campers will teach our little blue dancing robot, Dash, to drive and participate in a dance-off challenge for the ages. Then we’ll learn to code Ozobot Evo to light up our classrooms with incredible light displays complete with sound functions. Come join the party – no dance shoes required!

We Could be Heroes!
Fri., April 19

And for more than just one day! Campers will use their imaginations to dream up their super personas in this fun and creative camp. Create-a-cape, design your identity hiding face mask, and engineer your own gear as you become whatever hero you want to be! A trip to the 4D theater is included in this day.

Important Information

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Extended Day

We know parents are very busy and sometimes picking up your camper right at 3:30 p.m. can be difficult. We are happy to offer fun and entertaining Extended Day Camp where students can continue to explore the museum and participate in activities until 5:30 p.m.


Each camper is expected to bring their own non-perishable, non-microwavable lunch and at least one snack (two if they are staying for Extended Day). For safety reasons, the museum will not be able to refrigerate or microwave any meals. The museum will not provide snacks.

  • If you forget your camper’s lunch, you may bring it by before 11:30 a.m. and drop it off at the Group Visits window in the planetarium lobby.

What to Wear

Campers will be provided for 1 camp shirt per every 5 days of camp they are registered and will be asked to wear a State Museum camp shirt every day for security reasons. Campers should all wear close-toed shoes. We recommend a light jacket because some of the exhibits can be cold.

What to Bring

Lunch, a snack (two if staying for Extended Day), and an eagerness to learn! The museum will provide all learning materials. Please keep all electronics (including cell phones), personal toys, stuffed animals, and blankets at home.


A medical release and authorized consent pickup form must be on file for every student prior to their camp date. Please complete this release form prior to your camp date or bring it with you on the first day. Students will not be able to participate in a camp without a completed form.

Cancellation or Rescheduling

If your student is sick or you need to reschedule, the following applies:

  • A written cancellation request must be received two weeks before the scheduled camp in order to receive a refund.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made with less than two weeks notice.

  • Rescheduling is subject to space availability.

  • The South Carolina State Museum reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any activity. A refund will be given if the museum cancels a camp.

For the Saftey of All Campers

Adults are not permitted to participate in museum camp activities. We recommend a quick hug at drop-off, an excited hug at pick-up, and avoiding “visiting” during the day, especially for new campers. Adults will not be permitted to visit classrooms during the day. Campers will be brought out to you once ID and authorization has been verified.