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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.

Museum of Oz
Growl at the Moon, Halloween, Columbia
Things to Do, Columbia
Winter Break Camps

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.

 


 

Tin Man TuesdaysThings to Do, Columbia
Every Tuesday in October from 5 – 10 p.m.
The museum is open late on Tuesday nights! Enjoy Oz trivia contests, planetarium shows Skies of Oz and HalloScream Laser Lights, night-sky observing and more.Click HERE to learn more.

General admission is 2 for $10 during Tin Man Tuesdays!


 

Saturday in Oz
Sat., Oct. 21 and 28
Visit the Museum of OZ on this special Saturday featuring a chance to see, “The Wizard of Oz 4D Experience,” meet characters from the film and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Growl at the MoonGrowl at the Moon, Halloween, Columbia
Thurs., Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Come Growl at the Moon at the South Carolina State Museum’s after hours Halloween party featuring: a chance to see The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™ and a rock and roll laser show, night sky observing in the Boeing Observatory, live music, food, craft beer and more. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 


 

Halloween in OzHallowwen in Oz
Tues., Oct. 31 starting at 5 p.m.

Families get in your best costumes and join us at the museum for a safe family friendly Halloween party. Enjoy Halloween games, activities, a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, ghost tours, children’s costume contest and The Wizard of Oz 4D Experience™. Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

Friday Night Laser Lights
Fr., Nov. 3; Doors open at 6 p.m.

Enjoy a dazzling display of lasers set to set to your favorite music during Friday Night Laser Lights at the SC State Museum. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

The Polar Express 4-D Experience Openspolar express, columbia sc, things to do, 4 D theater
Sat., Nov. 11
You’re invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Show Run Time: 15 mins.

 


 

Member Discount DayCotton Mill Exchange
Sat., Nov. 11
State Museum members receive an additional 10% off purchases in the Cotton Mill Exchange just in time for the holidays! Not a member? Join today!

 
 
 
 


 

Family Astronomy Workshop – Buying A TelescopeFamily Astronomy Workshops
Sat., Nov. 18 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Is your child asking Santa for a telescope? Learn how to purchase a quality beginner’s telescope that will show your child craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and brighter deep-sky objects – all without breaking the bank. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 


 

Polar Express Member Night PartyPolar Express 4D Experience
Fri., Dec. 15
All members are invited to hop on the Polar Express for a special members only Polar Express Party! Enjoy subzero science, free snacks, cookies, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Member Discount DayCotton Mill Exchange
Sat., Dec. 16
State Museum members receive an additional 10% off purchases in the Cotton Mill Exchange just in time for the holidays! Not a member? Join today!

 
 
 
 


 

Winter Break CampsWinter Break Camps, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia
Dec. 18 – 22 and Dec. 26 – 29
Winter 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 Polar Express Day! Sign-up for the whole week or just a few days. Click HERE to learn more and register.

 


 

Frozen PartyFrozen Party 2017
Weds., Dec. 27 from 6 – p.m.
The State Museum presents a magical evening to spark young guests’ imagination! During the event, guests will watc Disney’s Frozen, meet and greet with with Anna and Elsa and enjoy crafts and activities. Frozen costumes are highly encouraged! Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 
 

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