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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.

Columbia, South Carolina, Summer Camps, kids, things to do

 

FEATURED EVENTS

South Carolina State Museum 4D Theater
Planetarium and 4D theater shows
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 Gallery on the select Tuesdays nights.
 


 

Summer CampsSCSM CAMPS
June, July and Aug.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different camps while exploring the museum, experiencing 4D and planetarium shows, and more. Weekly camps are available from May 29 through Aug. 11. Click HERE to learn more and register.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser Lights
Fri., June 23 – Doors open at 7 p.m.
Enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to set to your favorite music during Friday Night Laser Lights at the SC State Museum. From classic rock to EDM you can experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayStudent_Natural_History_Gallery
Sun., July 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 explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

Friday Night Laser Lights
Fri., July 28 – Doors open at 7 p.m.
Enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to set to your favorite music during Friday Night Laser Lights at the SC State Museum. From classic rock to EDM you can experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

First Citizens First Sundayplanetarium
Sun., Aug. 6 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 explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

Pre-Eclipse Weekend at the State Museum
Fri., Aug. 18 – Sun., Aug. 20
The South Carolina State Museum will be hosting a weekend-long celebration of Solar Eclipse activities, exhibitions and shows. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

Solar Eclipse Day at the State Museum
Mon., Aug. 21Tickets MUST be purchased in advance to attend!
On August 21, 2017 Columbia, SC will be one of the best places to witness the Solar Eclipse of 2017. Join the State Museum for a unique eclipse viewing experience featuring a special appearance by Apollo 16 astronaut, Gen. Charles Duke. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser Lights
Fri., Aug. 25 – Doors open at 7 p.m.
Enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to set to your favorite music during Friday Night Laser Lights at the SC State Museum. From classic rock to EDM you can experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayBoeing Observatory
Sun., Sept. 3 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 explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.