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30th Anniversary Weekend

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South Carolina State Museum, Columbia Mills Building
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30th Anniversary Weekend

Sat., Nov. 3 and Sun., Nov. 4

Enjoy FREE general admission all weekend and help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the State Museum’s opening in 1988!

PLUS! Live performances, exciting activities, special tours, delicious food and more.


Saturday, Nov. 3

Open until 10 p.m.

Member Breakfast

Starts at 8 a.m.

Museum members are invited to enjoy light breakfast refreshments, a special souvenir and an exclusive members-only planetarium experience: A Pancake of Planets

Not a member? Join today!

Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party

Starts at 10 a.m.

We’re saying Happy Anniversary with our annual Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party!

  • Live bluegrass music

  • Delicious barbecue prepared by award-winning cookers from all over South Carolina.

  • Craft beer

  • Opening parade

  • Artist and craftsmen demonstrations

  • Bed Turning Historic Quilt Program

  • See the NEW 30th Anniversary Juried Show art exhibit

  • Last chance to explore the “Magical Maze of Oz”

  • Lunar and night sky observing in the museum’s Boeing Observatory. (weather permitting)

  • And lots more!


Enjoy Special Shows ALL WEEKEND

Please note: 4D movies and planetarium show are $5.

 


Sunday, Nov. 4

Noon to 5 p.m.

Celebracíon de la Herencia Hispana

The fun continues all day with Celebracíon de la Herencia Hispana!

  • Authentic Latin cuisine

  • Live music and dance performances

  • Salsa and Bachata classes

  • Cultural displays

  • Kids activities

  • “Unbreakable” Piñata

  • Kids activities

  • And more!


More Weekend Activities

  • Costumed interpreters throughout the museum galleries.

  • An up-close look at fossils with our Natural History curator.

  • “How Did It Get Here?” museum gallery tour.

  • Last chance to explore the “Magical Maze of Oz.”

  • And lots more!