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Friday Night Laser Lights

Friday Night Laser Lights, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, Things To Do

Friday Night Laser Lights

Summer Series: July 26 and Aug. 23
Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum is a rockin’ summer tradition that includes special shows featuring lasers and CGI visuals choreographed to music inside the museum’s 55ft digital dome BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium.

In addition to exciting laser shows, guests can also immerse themselves in a full dome musical experience featuring eye-catching artist designed CGI visuals set to the music.

Apollo 50 Celebration!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing during this special edition of Friday Night Laser Lights. Guests can explore the museum’s Apollo 50 exhibit, enjoy full-dome musical and visual planetarium experiences, build their own constellation lantern and more.

Friday Night Laser Lights on Fri., July 26 includes:

  • Full dome and laser planetarium shows (schedule below).

  • NEW! Cash Bar with Columbia Craft’s Alien Hat Beer, specialty cocktail, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • NEW! Make a constellation lantern activity.

  • NEW! Explore the exhibit, Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon.

  • NEW! Beatles themed photobooth.

  • Delicious food for purchase from local food truck.

  • PLUS, get a special set of laser enhancing glasses for only $1

Show Schedule

Shows are not recommended for children under the age of 8.

7 p.m. – Laser Light Show: The Beatles Abbey Road

8 p.m. – Full Dome Musical Experience: Led Zeppelin

9 p.m. – Laser Light Show: Metallica

10 p.m. – Full Dome Musical Experience: Pink Floyd — Dark Side of the Moon

Future FNLL Dates

Click for a full listing of showtimes and activities.

Please note: Laser shows contain bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions.

Show Tickets

Available online or at-the-door during the event.

ONE SHOW: $10 general public / $8 museum members.
TWO SHOWS: $15 general public / $12 museum members.

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