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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
Family Astronomy Workshops
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. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

Second Shift Twosdays
Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 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.

 
 


 

History Day
Sat., July 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Learn about how museums collect artifacts and create exhibits during History Day. Plus, meet historians and go on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of museum collections storage. More info soon!

 
 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, Things To Do
Fri., July 27
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!

 
 


 

Family Astronomy WorkshopFamily Astronomy Workshops
Sat., July 28 from 8 – 10 p.m.
If you or your family wants to learn more about the night sky, this workshop is a great place to get started. Learn how to navigate the night sky and the basics of telescope observing. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets!

 
 
 


 

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.

 
 
 
 

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