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Phone: 803.898.4965


BIRTHDAY FUN at the South Carolina State Museum!

The State Museum offers fun and exciting birthday experiences for families of almost any size and age! Ranging from hair-raising science activities with one of our educators in an exciting science party, far-out adventures in a planetarium show with friends, exhilarating 4D fun with family, or exploring one of our limited-engagement blockbuster exhibits, we offer several party experiences to choose from that can be mixed and matched into a personalized birthday adventure.

All of our birthday parties include the following party essentials:

  • General admission for 10 children and 5 adults

  • Birthday Host during your 2 hour time slot

  • Use of the party room during your 2 hour time slot

  • Party supplies (plates, cups, napkins, utensils)

  • A create-your-own light up birthday hat for each child attending the party

Guest Capacity
Maximum capacity is 20 children and 10 adults. If you would like to host more guests than this, contact us through email at or call us at 803.898.4965.

Party Times
Birthdays can be booked at 3 different times: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The birthday family may arrive up to 30 minutes before the time slot in order to set up any supplies.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover), cash or personal checks are accepted. The deposit will apply to the total cost. Final guest count and payment is due the Wednesday before the party.

Minimum two week notice required to reserve your date.

Choose Your Experience

All parties recommended for ages 5 and up.

WeDo Robotics – NEW!
Grab a few friends and get ready for fun as we work on a LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics project for this party experience. Build and code Milo the science rover with the help of one of the museum’s educators and experience a one of a kind party.

Finn’s Fab Science Lab
Join one of the museum’s fun and friendly educators as we explore a crazy world of science in this show! From hair-raising experiments to exploring states of matter – this party will get your birthday scientist and all their friends excited and curious about the world around them! We’ll “conduct” experiments in a safe environment, “light-up” the room with science, and maybe even walk away with a super slimy substance!

Discover the sky around you by visiting the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. Here, you will accompany Coyote on a fun-filled journey exploring the reasons for seasons, phases of the Moon, eclipses, and much more in the show Earth, Moon, & Sun! Additional shows available. Please contact us at for more information.

4D Theater
Get ready for a 3-D visual experience with an exciting fourth dimension of environmental experiences like blasts of air, vibrating seats, and water spray! Choose from our current 4D shows: Tiny Giants 4-D Experience® or our new show, Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D opening May 26.

Party Packages

Party One
Includes party essentials plus one experience (Planetarium, 4D Theater, Blockbuster, or Finn’s Fab Science Lab)


  • $195 general public/$155 members

  • $9 each additional child

  • $4 each additional adult

Party Two
Includes party essentials plus two experiences (Planetarium, 4D Theater, Blockbuster, or Finn’s Fab Science Lab)


  • $250 general public/$200 members

  • $12 each additional child

  • $7 each additional adult

Party Three*
Includes our party essentials plus three experiences (Planetarium, 4D Theater, Blockbuster, or Finn’s Fab Science Lab).


  • $295 general public/$235 members

  • $15 each additional child

  • $10 each additional adult


* PLEASE NOTE: the Party Three package can only be booked Saturdays at 2 p.m. due to the fun-packed nature of the programs. Expect to be partying until 4:30 or 5:00 pm!