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Night at the State Museum: Mystery!

Night at the Museum, South Carolina State Museum, Family Fun


Members: $28
Gen. Public: $35

Tickets are available by phone at 803.898.4999 and are non-refundable.

Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

Sponsored By:

Little Caesars Sponsor

Night at the State Museum: Mystery!

Fri., Feb. 9 to Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Join us for a thrilling Overnight adventure and help solve The Case of the Purloined Pendant!

Who done it? Was it the schoolteacher? The Civil War soldier? The colonial lass? Charles Townes himself? Search for clues and put together pieces of the puzzle with help from the museum’s own inhabitants, as exhibits ‘come to life’ to separate fact from fiction.

Night at the State Museum: Mystery! also includes:

  • A chance to sleep amongst the museum’s exhibits and artifacts.

  • Exploring constellations, planets, the Moon, and more in a special live, seasonal planetarium SkyTour.

  • A screening of The LEGO Movie 4-D Experience.

  • Little Caesars Pizza dinner.

  • Shopping in the Cotton Mill Exchange.

  • Coffee and continental breakfast.

Rescheduling is subject to space availability. The South Carolina State Museum reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any activity. A refund will be given if the museum cancels an overnight.

Questions? Call 803-898-4999 or email

All About Overnights Info

What Do We Eat?

  • South Carolina State Museum Overnights are sponsored by Little Caesars’ pizza. We will have cheese and pepperoni options for dinner along with lemonade, tea, and water.

  • A simple continental breakfast will be provided in the morning with granola bars, chewy fruit bars, pop-tarts, water, and juice.

Please note that food is not allowed on the museum floor outside of the Launch Room or Café area. Please do not bring snacks into the exhibit areas. If you have snacks (or alternative meal options) for your group, please put them all in the same bag, box, or cooler with a label and we will show you where to leave them in the Launch Room.

Where Do We Sleep?

  • Overnight participants will be assigned sleeping areas upon arrival and will sleep among the museum exhibits. Air mattresses are allowed and recommended for adults only due to space limitations. There are bathrooms on every floor of the museum. There are no showers.

  • For safety reasons, once the call for “lights out” has happened, no one will be permitted to exit the museum and re-enter.

What Should We Bring?

  • Sleeping bags and pillows

  • Any necessary medications

  • Any sleep aids you may need (stuffed animals, sleep masks, etc.)

  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, facewash, etc.)

  • Pajamas

  • Cameras (please avoid bringing other electronic devices)

  • Flashlights (adults only, please)