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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.

Toy Soldier Show

 

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 – 10 p.m.
The museum is open late every Tuesday until 10 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.
 


 

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.

 
 


 

Total Solar Eclipse Day at the State Museum
Mon., Aug. 21SOLD OUT!
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.

PLEASE NOTE: General public and member tickets to Total Solar Eclipse Day on Aug. 21 at the State Museum are SOLD OUT. The museum will be CLOSED to non-ticket holders on this day.


 

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.

 
 


 

SCE&G Solar Science Saturday
Sat, Aug. 26
Get ready for a whole month of Total Solar Eclispe fun at the South Carolina State Museum. Every Saturday the museum will be full of Solar Eclipse related activities for kids, including:
hovercraft rides, rocket launching and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

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.

 
 


 

Celebracion de la Herencia HispanaDancers
Sun., Sept. 10 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage with a day of family fun at the State Museum. Enjoy performances, food, special activities and more.

 
 
 


 

Museum of OZ Opens
Sat, Sept. 30
Get ready for a month-long Halloween adventure as the SC State Museum transforms into the Museum of OZ! More info coming soon.

 
 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayStudent_Natural_History_Gallery
Sun., Oct. 1 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.

 


 

Fall Heritage Festival
Sat., Oct. 13

The museum’s annual Fall Festival offers guests a mixture of opportunities to enjoy delicious barbecue, craft beer, live music, artist demonstrations and more outside and inside the museum.

 


 

Growl at the MoonGrowl Logo 2016
Thurs., Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Come Growl at the Moon at the South Carolina State Museum’s after hours Halloween party featuring: a chance to see The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™ and a rock and roll laser show, night sky observing in the Boeing Observatory, live music, food, craft beer and more.

 


 

First Citizens First Sundayplanetarium
Sun., Nov. 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.