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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.

Upcoming Events

 

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 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. Sponsored by Colonial Life. Click HERE to learn more.

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


 

Accessibility Night- Rainbow FishSouth Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, Exhibitions
Tues., Jan. 14, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Families and groups with unique and special needs are invited to share an evening at the museum. Enjoy a meet and greet with Rainbow Fish as we have a story-time read-a-long. Plus, a hands-on adaptive art class and more. Sponsored by Colonial Life. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights, Columbia, Things To Do
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Experience FULL-DOME PLANETARIUM SHOWS with mind-bending visuals set to the music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more in the museum’s 55ft Digital Dome Planetarium. Click HERE to get tickets.

 
 
 


 

Day Camp – Slime Time!
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Join us this MLK Day for a fun filled afternoon of messy madness! Campers will learn all about the states of matter and non-Newtonian fluids as they dive into a world of chemistry and create their own slime. Click HERE to register.

 
 
 


 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show, Antique Appraisal, South Carolina State Museum
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Have you ever wondered if those items you found at the local flea market, antique shop, tag sale, or even in your basement and attic were actually worth something? 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 get tickets.

 
 


 

Accessibility Night- Pete the Cat
Tues., Feb. 11, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Families and groups with unique and special needs are invited to share an evening at the museum. Enjoy a meet and greet with Pete the Cat as we have a story-time read-a-long. Plus, a hands-on adaptive art class and more. Sponsored by Colonial Life. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Amore Under the StarsAmore Under the Stars, Valentines Day, Columbia, Things to Do, Date Night
Thurs., Feb. 14, 2020 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s with a romantic evening at the State Museum. Featuring a special Valentine’s planetarium show, night-sky observing, and more. Click HERE to get tickets.

 
 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights, Columbia, Things To Do
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Experience FULL-DOME PLANETARIUM SHOWS with mind-bending visuals set to the music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more in the museum’s 55ft Digital Dome Planetarium. Click HERE to get tickets.

 
 
 


 

Bluegrass Night at 2nd Shift TwosdayBluegrass Night, Columbia, Things To Do
Tues., Feb. 25, 2020
The public is invited to jam out with the members Twosday 6 – 8 p.m. of the South Carolina Bluegrass and Traditional Music Association and sample craft beer from local breweries. Sponsored by Colonial Life Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Night at the Museum: Where in the State is Carolina Gaffney?Night at the Museum, Columbia, Things To Do
Feb. 28 – Feb. 29, 2020
Some of South Carolina’s most precious landmarks are disappearing, and notorious thieves have been spotted in the area. But what grand mastermind is really behind this? And why? Join our own ACME Crime Net in this interactive Overnight as we interview suspects and track down clues, all in a bid to answer the question: Where in the State is Carolina Gaffney? Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 
 

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