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Spring Break Camps

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$50 per camper per day. $200 for the full week.


$40 per camper per day. $160 for the full week.

Extended Day:

$15 per day ($50 for the week) or $10 per day ($40 for the week) for museum members.*


Drop Off: 8 – 9 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pick-up: 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Extended Day: 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Ext. Day Pick-up: 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Mon., April 10 – Fri., April 14, 2017

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer a new line of camps for Spring Break 2017 for children aged 6 – 13 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter from science to history and art.


Campers may register for the entire week or for individual day(s). Each day of the week is ‘themed’ with a different focus. Every day of camp 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.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your camper’s spot and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the camp.

Please note: Drop off and pickup for campers is at the Group Visits Entrance located in the planetarium lobby. Any camper after 3 p.m. will be considered part of the Extended Day Camp and will be charged the rate for Extended Day Camp.

TO REGISTER: Click on the button below to submit your Spring Break Camp registration request.

Request Form

QUESTIONS? Call 803.898.4999 or email


Each day campers will be divided into groups by age. One group for those aged 6 – 8, one for 9 – 11 and one for 12 – 14. Please note: this webpage is updated periodically and availability of these camps is not guaranteed until registration is confirmed

Astronomy Day
Mon., April 10
Campers will have a seasonal SkyTour experience in the planetarium and be able to identify objects in the Spring sky. We’ll also learn all about Solar Science and sun safety with UV experiments.

Tues., April 11
Campers will learn all about electricity as we experiment with conductors and insulators and create circuits with dough! We’ll use this knowledge to create our own L.E.D. creations and design a fan with a working motor to keep us cool!

Natural History Day
Wed., April 12
After an exciting trip to the 4D theater, campers will further explore concepts of camouflage and limiting resources as educators from the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation pay us a visit.

History Day
Thurs., April 13
We will learn about the history and uniqueness of Gullah culture and create our very own sweetgrass baskets using traditional techniques and materials.

Art Day
Fri., April 14
Campers will explore color mixing and design through screen printing and experiment with sound science as they create their own beautiful wind chimes.