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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.

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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T S

South Carolina State Museum 4D Theater

Planetarium and 4D theater shows
The State Museum offers daily planetarium and 4D theater showings.

 

Planetarium Show Schedule
4D Show Schedule

 


 

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June, July and August 2016
Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different camps while exploring the museum, experiencing 4D and planetarium shows, and engaging in problem based educational activities and STEM projects throughout the day. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

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Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m.
The museum is open late every Tuesday until 10 p.m. for Second Shift Twosdays. Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, special planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, evening viewing in the Observatory and more. Click HERE to learn more.
NEW! General admission is 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosdays! Plus, enjoy LIVE music in the Carolina Gallery on the select Tuesdays nights throughout the summer!

 


 

RACE: Are We So Different? Circles of Dialogue RACE Social Media Avatar
Select Tues. nights throughout the summer at 7 p.m.
Visitors to the museum’s current blockbuster exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?, presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation, are invited to join a facilitator led Circle of Dialogue discussion group to explore their reactions to this thought-provoking exhibition.

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit and join the discussion on the same evening, or if you have viewed the exhibit prior to this date you may return to join the Circle of Dialogue on this evening. Click HERE for a full list of dates.

 


 

First Citizens First SundayFCSquare
Sun., Aug. 7 from 12 to 5 p.m.
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.

 
 
 


 

RACE: Are We So Different? Book Club RACE Social Media Avatar
Tues., Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the blockbuster exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?, presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation, the State Museum will host a book club and discussion on this evening. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 
 


 
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Southeastern Toy Soldier Show
Sat., Aug. 13
Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day.

 
 
 


 
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Member Appreciation Night
Sat., Aug. 19 from 6 – 9 p.m.
SC State Museum members are invited to spend the evening exploring the State Museum at night. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

NEW! Friday Night Laser Lightsdoors_laser
Fri., Aug. 26 doors open at 7 p.m., shows at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
This summer, on the fourth Friday of the month, you can see dazzling full-color and totally immersive full-dome laser shows set to some of your favorite music. From classic rock like Pink Floyd to Michael Jackson to EDM and beyond. Three different shows per night at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Tickets are: $8 public/$6 members. Click HERE to see a full schedule and shows and to get tickets.

 
 
 
 


 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show
Sat., Aug. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.

 
 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayFCSquare
Sun., Sept. 4 from 12 to 5 p.m.
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.

 
 

 

Want to see MORE upcoming events? Click HERE to see a full calendar!