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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.



The State Museum offers daily planetarium and 4D theater showings.


Planetarium Show Schedule

4D Show Schedule



Featured upcoming events and programs:


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August 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Current State Museum members are invited to experience the new Observatory, digital dome Planetarium and 4D Theater a day before the general public. Not a member? Click here to learn more and become a member!






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August 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The big day is finally here! Join the SC State Museum in Columbia for a special grand opening celebration and experience the only Observatory of its kind in the nation, one of the largest Planetariums in the Southeast and the only permanent 4D Theater in the state. Guests can also enjoy the museum’s new historical telescope gallery, lobby, store and cafe. Click her to learn more.








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September 20
It’s the State Museum’s annual autumn tradition— the Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin’ Party! With mouth-watering barbecue on the menu and some of the best of South Carolina’s musical and traditional folk art talent, guests will enjoy a day filled with fall activities for the whole family! Click here to learn more.










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October 11
This annaul signature event offers guests informal (verbal) appraisals of a variety of objects. Museum curators and local experts will be on hand not only to discuss items, but also to provide tips on caring for the objects. Click here to learn more.