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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.

Winter Camps at the SC State Museum
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T S

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.

 


 

Tasting TuesdaysTasting Tuesdays at the SC State Museum
Tues. Dec. 6, 13 and 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For those who prefer to shop later in the day, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music favorites and sampling free South Carolina-made food and drink while you shop.

Tastings will include products from: Mercer House Winery, Swamp Cabbage Brewery, Copper Horse Distillery, Twisted Spur Brewing, Adluh Grits, Palmetto Pepper Potions, Olde Colony Bakery and lots more!

Click HERE to see a detailed listing for each Tasting Tuesday.


 

First Citizens First SundayDinosaur Gallery
Sun., Dec. 4 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.

 
 
 


 

SC State Employee Discount Week in the Cotton Mill ExchangeCME_Logo_Sq
Mon. Dec. 5 through Fri., Dec. 9
Just in time for the holidays, South Carolina State Employees can receive an 10% off purchases during this week.

 
 
 


 

Sensory Friendly Day – Polar Express PEFC-104
Mon., Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hop on board THE POLAR EXPRESS on this special day for children and families with special needs at the State Museum. 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.

 
 
 


 

Member Discount Day in the Cotton Mill ExchangeCME_Logo_Sq
Sat., Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Just in time for the holidays, museum member will receive an EXTRA 10% off purchases on this day. Not a member? Click HERE to join and save all year!

 
 
 


 

Holidays Around the Worldbell-cresent-logo-01
Sat., Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Kick off the museum’s holiday celebrations during Holidays around the World. This special event will focus on international holiday celebrations like Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas and more. Enjoy international crafts, food and more.

 
 
 


 

Visits with Santasanta2
Sat., Dec. 17 – Fri., Dec. 23
Get your cameras ready for a special visitor from the North Pole! During the week before Christmas, Santa will make several visits to the State Museum from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Guests will also get to choose their own magical Santa setting for a family picture! Visits with Santa are included with museum general admission, Green Screen Santa pictures require an additional fee.

 
 
 


 

Winter Break CampsMuseum Camps8bit
Mon . – Fri., Dec. 19 – 23 and Mon . – Fri., Dec. 26 – 30
The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer a new line of camps for Winter Break 2016 for children aged 6 – 14 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter and even includes a special Polar Express Day! Click HERE to learn and register your camper(s).

 
 
 


 

Polar Express Member Partycrescent_v13_membership_logo
Fri., Dec. 23 from 6 – 9 p.m.
All museum members are invited to hop on board The Polar Express for a special evening full of family fun just for members! Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 
 


 

Frozen Sing-A-LongFrozen SAL Fbook
Wed., Dec. 28 from 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Watch a special Sing-A-Long version of Disney’s Frozen, meet Frozen characters and enjoy crafts and activities! There will be light snacks and refreshments. Frozen costumes are highly encouraged. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayStudent_Natural_History_Gallery
Sun., Jan. 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.

 
 
 


 

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.

 
 
 


 

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.

 
 
 


 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

Want to see MORE upcoming events? Click HERE to see a full calendar!