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Second Shift Twosdays

Every Tuesday evening starting at 5 p.m.

Exhibit galleries:

OPEN until 8 p.m.

Observatory:

OPEN until 10 p.m.

Gen. Admission is now 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosday!

Visit the State Museum on Tuesday nights to enjoy special programs, exhibits, planetarium and 4D theater shows, and more after hours.

Please note: planetarium, 4-D Theaters shows and blockbuster exhibit tickets are an additional $5 each.

Second Shift Twosdays September:

4D Theater

The Martian 4D Experience®
Academy Award® winner Matt Damon leads The Martian 4D Experience® as Mark Watney, a brave astronaut who must utilize his scientific ingenuity to overcome being stranded alone on Mars. Run time: 15 mins.

Showtimes for Tues. night: 6:30 p.m.

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Fly Me to the Moon 4D
Team up with three tweenaged flies and sneak on board the legendary Apollo 11 spacecraft for a mind-blowing experience that puts you in the middle of the action and fully engages all of your senses. Run time: 16 mins.

Showtimes for Tues. night: 5:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the museum.


Plantarium Shows

Live Sky TourLIz in the planetarium
Take a tour of the current night sky with planetarium staff in this special presentation that will identify constellations, planets and other celestial objects that grace the skies above Columbia. Guests will learn how the sky changes over the course of the night and journey through space to get a closeup look at Venus, Mars, and the Orion Nebula. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

Live Sky Tour showtime: 6:00 p.m.

National Parks AdventureNational Parks Adventure, Planetarium, South Carolina, Columbia, Things To Do
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. This immersive visual experience takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches. Show Run Time: 42 mins.

National Parks Adventure showtime: 7:30 p.m.


Observatory

Night-Sky Viewingobservatory
Open until 10 p.m.
Explore the night sky through the museum’s historic Alvan Clark telescope. Observing is included with museum general admission. 

Click HERE to see a Boeing Observatory Viewing Update!


Programs

Accessibility Night – Taco Dragon
Tues., Sept. 10 from 5 – 7 p.m.
This evening program is designed for schools and families with unique and special needs. Enjoy a meet and greet with Taco Dragon as we have a story-time read-a-long, as well as sensory friendly planetariun and 4D theater showings. Click HERE to learn more.

Acoustic Jam Sessions
Tues., Sept. 24, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the East Gallery
Join members of the South Carolina Bluegrass Association for a fun acoustic jam session in the museum’s East Gallery. Plus, sample local craft beer and more.