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UPCOMING EVENTS

The South Carolina State Museum hosts a wide range of fun and fascinating events and programs throughout the year. There is always something new to see and do on every visit.

Friday Night Laser Lights, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, Things To Do
Columbia, Summer Camps, family fun

Upcoming Events

 

First Citizens First SundayNatural History Gallery SC State Museum
The First Sunday of Every Month

General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Citizens First Sunday! Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Second Shift Twosdays
Every Tuesday from 5 – 10 p.m.
General admission is 2 for $10!

The museum is open late every Tuesday! Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, night-sky viewing in the Observatory and more. Click HERE to learn more.

Plus, enjoy LIVE music in the Carolina Gallery on select Tuesdays nights.
 


 

Summer CampsColumbia, Summer Camps, family fun
June, July and August
The State Museum is excited to offer a fun and fascinating summer of week-long camps, presented by Aflac, focused on a variety of different subjects for campers aged 6 – 14. Click HERE to learn more and register.

 
 


 

Toy Soldier Day
Sat., Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day. Plus, more military miniatures will be on display in the South Carolina Military Miniature Society’s annual diorama.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, Things To Do
Fri., Aug. 24
Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows at 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m.

Our Friday night planetarium experiences have gone Cosmic! In addition to laser shows, guests can immerse themselves in a NEW full dome musical experience featuring eye-catching visuals. Plus, food available for purchase and a cash bar. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets!

 


 

Celebracion de la Herencia Hispana
Sat., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The State Museum is excited to offer a special day celebrating Hispanic music, food and culture. Enjoy live performances, eat delicious food and lots more. Click here for more information.

 
 


 

Saturdays in OzOZ Charcaters
Sat., Sept. 29
See The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™, meet the characters from the movie, enjoy crafts and games, get a souvenir photo in the Land Of OZ™ and more!

 
 
 


 

Member Morning in OzMuseum of Oz
Sat., Sept. 29 from 8 – 10 a.m.
Museum members are invited to this exclusive event featuring a light breakfast, member only showings of The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™, a chance to meet Oz character and more.

 
 


 

Saturdays in OzOZ Charcaters
Sat., Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27
See The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™, meet the characters from the movie, enjoy crafts and games, get a souvenir photo in the Land Of OZ™ and more!

 
 
 


 

Overnight in OZ
Fri., Oct. 19 – Sat., Oct. 20
Spend the night and explore the Museum of Oz after-hours! Enjoy special activities, exclusive 4-D showings and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Growl at the MoonHalloween Event, Columbia, South Carolina State Museum, Growl at the Moon, things to do
Thurs., Oct. 25
Travel back to the 1980s and explore your inner Teen Wolf with Growl at the Moon! This annual after-hours Halloween party will celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary and feature: music, food, craft beer and more. Tickets on sale soon!

 
 
 

Want to see more upcoming events? Check out the full events calendar