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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.

Winter Break Camps, Columbia, Holidays, Kids
Tasting Tuesday, gift, shop, columbia, holidays
Family Astronomy Workshops
Museum Road Show, Antique Appraisal, South Carolina State Museum

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 – 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.
 


 

Tasting TuesdayTasting Tuesday, gift, shop, columbia, holidays
Tues., Dec. 11 and 18
Shop for the holdays in the Cotton Mill Exchange and enjoy special tastings of local South Carolina made food and drink.

 
 
 


 

Santa DaysSanta, South Carolina, holidays, things to do, family fun
Dec. 15 and 21 – 23
Meet Santa and take a train ride on the SCSM North Pole Express on these special days. Plus, enjoy the 4D theater holiday show, THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D EXPERIENCE and more when you visit the museum! Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Polar Express Member PartyThe Polar Express 4D Experience, Columbia, South Carolina, holidays, family, things to do, Christmas
Fri., Dec. 14 from 6 -9 p.m.
All museum members are invited to hop on board the Polar Express for a special members only Polar Express 4D Party!. Not a member? Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Winter Break CampsWinter Break Camps, Columbia, Holidays, Kids
Thurs., Dec. 20 – Fri., Jan. 4
The museum is excited to offer camps during Winter Break for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter and even includes a special Polar Express Day! Click HERE to register.

 
 


 

Winter Fest
Thurs., Dec. 20, 2018 – Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Enjoy two weeks of special family fun including a chance to visit with Santa, enjoy hands-on activities, see special performances and experience holiday shows in the 4D theater and planetarium. Sponsored by Cool Care Heating & Air. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Frozen Tea Party
Thurs., Dec. 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
The State Museum presents a Frozen Tea Party, a magical evening to spark young guests’ imagination! During the event, guests will watch Disney’s Frozen, meet and greet with Anna and Elsa and enjoy crafts and activities. Sponsored by CoolCare Heating & Air. Click HERE to register.

 
 


 

Family Astronomy Workshop: Night-Sky and Telescope Viewing 101Family Astronomy Workshops
Sun., Jan. 20 from 6 – 8 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. Plus, weather permitting, you can stick around to see a lunar eclipse! Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Day Camp – Experience Explosive Art!
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Kids out of a school for a holiday? The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer single day camps for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Click HERE to register.

 
 


 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show, Antique Appraisal, South Carolina State Museum
Sat., Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite in a variety of fields to offer informal verbal appraisals. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 

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