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EVENTS

 

The South Carolina State Museum hosts a wide range of fun and fascinating events and programs throughout the year. There is always something new to see and do on every visit.

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

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DON’T FORGET!
The State Museum offers daily planetarium and 4D theater showings.

 

Planetarium Show Schedule
4D Show Schedule

 

 


 

Second Shift TwosdaysSecond_Shift_Moon
Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m.
The museum is open late every Tuesday until 8 p.m. for Second Shift Twosdays. Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, special planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, evening viewing in the Observatory and more. Click HERE to learn more.
NEW! General admission is 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosdays! Plus, enjoy LIVE music in the Carolina Makers exhibit on the select Tuesdays nights throughout the summer!

 


 

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Mon., July 13 to Sun., Aug. 2
Celebrate Christmas in July with a special three-week run of THE POLAR EXPRESS 4D Experience in the 4D Interactive Theater! In addition, there will be a variety of South Carolina-themed holiday merchandise available at great prices at the Cotton Mill Exchange museum store. Click HERE to learn more.

 

 


 

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Thurs., July 30 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join the State Museum during a one-of-a-kind dining experience celebrating craft at its finest. In conjunction with the Carolina Makers art exhibition, the museum will host the first ever, Farm to Gallery dinner. Guests are invited to dine on locally grown foods and sip on locally sourced beverages—all surrounded by the masterful works of South Carolinian artisans and craftspeople. Enjoy live music and dine on handmade pottery and tables created strictly for this unique dinner. Click HERE to learn more and get ticket information.

 


 

First Citizens First SundayFCSquare
Sun., Aug. 2 from 12 to 5 p.m.
General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Citizens First Sunday! Included in general admission, guests can four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.

 

 


 

Southeastern Toy Soldier Showtoysoldiershow
Sat., Aug. 8
Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day.

 

 


 

RIO: THE 4-D EXPERIENCE Member NightRio4D
Fri., Aug. 14 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Museum members are invited to an exclusive Friday night Member Party! This event will feature showings of the NEW 4D film, RIO: the 4-D Experience, family friendly activities and light refreshments. Click HERE to learn more.

 

   

Want to see MORE upcoming events? Click HERE to see a full calendar!

 

   

The State Museum offers a variety of programs throughout the year with our annual signature events.

 

 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show
Sat., July 11
Have you ever wondered if those items you found at the local flea market, antique shop, tag sale, or even in your basement and attic were actually worth something? Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite in a variety of fields to offer informal verbal appraisals at the Museum Road Show.

 

 


 

Southeastern Toy Soldier Showtoysoldiershow
Sat., Aug. 8
Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day.

 

 


 

Fall Festival & Pickin’ Partyfalllogowcopy_611x1000
Sept. 2015 
The South Carolina State Museum is kicks off the fall season with this annual event featuring South Carolina barbecue, live music, artist demonstrations and lots more!

 

 


 

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Oct. 2015
The museum’s annual Halloween tradition is back for lots of family fun! Featuring activities like: games and prizes, scavenger hunt, crafts, special shows and more!

 

 

 


 

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Dec. 2015
The State Museum is officially kicks-off each holiday season with an annual WinterFest celebration featuring great shopping, holiday shows and family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the month of December.

 

 

 

 

Want to see MORE upcoming events? Click HERE to see a full calendar!