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Upcoming Events and Virtual Programs

Cotton Mill ExchangeState Employee Discount Week in The Cotton Mill Exchange
Tues., May 10 to Fri., May 13

SC State employees receive 10% off purchases in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange, during this special week. State employees with museum memberships get 20% off! Not a member? Learn more and join today.

Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Thurs., May 12 at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook

Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page at the designated time listed above.

Lunar Eclipse Night
Sun., May 15 10 p.m. to Mon., May 16 1:00 a.m.

The museum invites all night owls to view a total lunar eclipse, beginning late Sunday night, May 15, and continuing through the early hours of Monday, May 16. The Boeing Observatory and select exhibition galleries will also be open for guests on this special night. Capacity is limited! Click HERE to get tickets.

South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, ExhibitionsIt Housed History: The Candy Shop’s Importance in the Black LGBTQ Community
Thurs., May 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The State Museum is partnering with Richland Library’s Let’s Talk Race program and Historic Columbia to have a community discussion about the Candy Shop nightclub and the intersection of bias across race, gender expression and sexuality. The Candy Shop welcomed the LGBTQ community throughout the 1990s and several famous female impersonators performed on its stage. Participation is free but RSVPs are required. Click HERE to learn more and submit an RSVP online.

South Carolina State Museum, Dinosuar, South Carolina, Family, Things to Do, ColumbiFirst Sunday Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Sun., June 5 from 12 – 5 p.m.

General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each! Click HERE for more information.