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!
First Citizens First Sunday
Sun., Feb. 7 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.
Sensory Friendly Day
Mon., Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sensory Friendly Day at the museum is for schools and families with special needs. On this day visitors will be able to enjoy a less crowded environment, designated quiet areas, light and sound reduction when possible, and extra staff and volunteers in the exhibits. Click HERE to learn more.
That’s Amore Y’all
Fri., Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Kick-off your Valentine’s weekend this year experiencing a new way to celebrate love and its history at the State Museum. You and your special someone will be able to take romance tours through the museum galleries and explore notable relationships through our state’s history. Click HERE to learn more.
Planets for the People: Sidewalk Astronomy
Sat., Feb. 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House in Columbia.
Explore the evening sky with State Museum staff and members of the Midlands Astronomy Club in this special sidewalk astronomy program! You’ll be able to look through a telescope to observe the moon and more. Please note: this event is weather dependent and is NOT located at the State Museum.Click HERE to learn more.
Member Appreciation Night
Fri., Feb. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
All State Museum members are invited to join us for an exclusive evening at the museum featuring open exploration of museum galleries, food for purchase and more. Click HERE to learn more.
College Art Day
Fri., March 4 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. College Art Day is included with membership or general admission.
Sat., March 5 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. Enjoy hands-on art activities, demonstrations by artists and guided behind-the-scenes tours of the museum.
Spring Break Camps
Mon., March 28 to Fri., April 1
The museum is excited to offer a new line of Spring Break 2016 day camps for children aged 6 – 13 years old. Each day of the week will focus on a different subject matter from science to history and art. Sign a camper up for all 5 days, or just a few days. Click HERE to learn more.