Pages Navigation Menu

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.

lasers, planetarium, things to do in columbia
Museum_Road_Show_Event_Page_Banner_Jan_2016
Valentines Day, date night, things to do in columbia sc


 

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.
 


 

Night at the MuseumNight at the State Museum
Fri., Jan. 13 – Sat., Jan. 14
Families and groups are invited to experience the excitement of spending a night at the SC State Museum! Overnight guests will have the unique opportunity to learn from real astronomers as they explore the vast reaches of space. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights Lasers Only Image
Fri., Jan. 20 – Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows at 7, 8, and 9 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.

 
 


 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show
Sat., Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite in a variety of fields to offer informal verbal appraisals. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

First Citizens First Sundayplanetarium
Sun., Feb. 5 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.

 
 


 

Amore Under the Stars
Thurs., Feb. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Celebrate love at the South Carolina State Museum with a Special Valentine’s Planetarium show, romance tours, and night sky viewing in the observatory. Delicious food included along with a cash bar. $35 per person $28 per person for museum members. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Sensory Friendly Day – Valentine Lunch DateThat's Amore Banner Hearts
Mon., Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the State Museum with this special Sensory Friendly Day for children and families with special needs. On this day visitors will be able to enjoy a less crowded environment, a designated sensory room, light and sound reduction when possible, and a special themed activity presented by SC Autism. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights Lasers Only Image
Fri., Feb. 17 – Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows at 7, 8, and 9 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.

 
 


 

College Art Day
Fri., March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aspiring student artists and parents are invited to explore South Carolina colleges and university art departments during College Art Day. Meet current students and faculty from South Carolina Colleges and hear from alumni applying their art degrees in their professions.

 
 


 

Art DayArt Day at the SC State Museum
Sat., March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South Carolina art and artists will be featured with an exceptional day of activities for everyone during Art Day. Meet artists from our state as they demonstrate their craft, including painting, pottery and printmaking. Enjoy hands-on art activities at creation stations, guided behind-thescenes tours of the museum’s art storage and curator led gallery tours of, Art: A Collection of Collections.

 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayBoeing Observatory
Sun., March 5 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.

 
 


 

Sensory Friendly Day – Leprechaun HuntKids_Weekend_Social
Mon., March 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hunt for leprechauns at the State Museum with this special Sensory Friendly Day for children and families with special needs. On this day visitors will be able to enjoy a less crowded environment, a designated sensory room, light and sound reduction when possible, and a special themed activity presented by SC Autism. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights Lasers Only Image
Fri., March 17 – Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows at 7, 8, and 9 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.

 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayStudent_Natural_History_Gallery
Sun., April 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.

 
 


 

Spring Break Camp
Mon., April 10 through Fri., April 14

The State Museum is excited to offer Spring Break Camps for 2017.  Sign-up for the whole week or just a few days! Click HERE to learn more and register.