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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, Columbia, Things To Do
Family Astronomy Workshops
Columbia, Spring Break. Spring Break Camps, family fun
Requiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel, Art Day

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.
 


 

Girl Scout Badge ClinicsGirl Scouts
Every Saturday in Feb. and March from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
A State Museum badge clinic just for Girl Scouts! Learn to code and execute maze-solving programs using Ozobot and Dash robots. And lots more! Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

AstroKids Space PartyAstroKids, South Carolina State Museum, kids, club, astronomy
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Our first AstroKids Space Party is nearly here and it is going to be out of this world! This special night is just for AstroKids Club members and includes night-sky observing, hands-on activities, a new planetarium show and more. AstroKids, click HERE to register.

 
 


 

Circle of DialogueRequiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel
Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. – This Event is Full
In conjunction with the exhibit Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo Twiggs the State Museum is hosting discussion groups on select Tuesday evenings. Guests are invited to join a facilitator-led discussion group to explore their reactions to this thought-provoking exhibition. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser Lights
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Shows at 7:30, 9, and 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to your favorite music in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium! Plus, food available for purchase and a cash bar. Click HERE to get tickets.

 
 


 

Family Astronomy Workshop: Night-Sky and Telescope Viewing 101Family Astronomy Workshops
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Have a new telescope? Or just 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 get tickets.

 
 
 


 

Art Day: Honoring the work of Dr. Leo TwiggsRequiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel, Art Day
Sat., March 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This special day will feature a variety of programs highlighting the work of artist and community leader Dr. Leo Twiggs, focusing on his exhibit Requiem for Mother Emanuel. Activities will include a gallery talk by Twiggs and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Circle of DialogueRequiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel
Tues., March 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibit Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo Twiggs the State Museum is hosting discussion groups on select Tuesday evenings. Guests are invited to join a facilitator-led discussion group to explore their reactions to this thought-provoking exhibition. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Spring Break CampsColumbia, Spring Break. Spring Break Camps, family fun
April 2 – 6, 2018
Spring Break Camps, presented by Aflac, are back at the State Museum! Designed for ages 6 – 11, each camp day will focus on a different theme from history to S.T.E.AM – and even a Pirate Day! Sign-up for the whole week or just a few days. Click HERE to learn more and register.

 
 


 

Circle of DialogueRequiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel
Tues., April 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibit Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo Twiggs the State Museum is hosting discussion groups on select Tuesday evenings. Guests are invited to join a facilitator-led discussion group to explore their reactions to this thought-provoking exhibition. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

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.

 
 
 
 

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