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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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FEATURED EVENTS

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
 


 

Second Shift TwosdaysSecond_Shift_Moon
Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m.
The museum is open late every Tuesday until 8 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.
 


 

Member Morning – The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®
Sat., May 27 at 8 a.m.

Members are invited to enjoy exclusive morning access to the NEW 4D movie, The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience® before it opens to the general public at 10 a.m. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Summer CampsSCSM CAMPS
First week begins Mon., May 29

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different camps while exploring the museum, experiencing 4D and planetarium shows, and more. Weekly camps are available from May 29 through Aug. 11. Click HERE to learn more and register.

 
 


 

StoryFestSC
Sun., June 4 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Hosted by the SC State Library, StoryfestSC includes presentations and book signings, Readers’ Theatre, storytelling for all ages, crafts, face painting, and visits from literacy friends Cocky & the Clemson Tiger. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayBoeing Observatory
Sun., June 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.

 


 

FEAST Film FestFeast Film Fest
Thurs., June 8 through Fri., June 9
The South Carolina State Museum in conjunction with Farm to Table Event Co. invites you to explore South Carolina Foodways with two days of films, food, conversation and more. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 


 

Paleopalooza
Sat., June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the South Carolina State Museum for a very special day full of fossils, dinosaurs, natural history and more family fun at Paleopalooza! Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights Lasers Only Image
Fri., June 23 – Doors open at 7 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. From classic rock to EDM you can experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

First Citizens First SundayStudent_Natural_History_Gallery
Sun., July 2 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.

 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights Lasers Only Image
Fri., July 28 – Doors open at 7 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. From classic rock to EDM you can experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

First Citizens First Sundayplanetarium
Sun., Aug. 6 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.

 


 

Pre-Eclipse Weekend at the State Museum
Fri., Aug. 18 – Sun., Aug. 20
The South Carolina State Museum will be hosting a weekend-long celebration of Solar Eclipse activities, exhibitions and shows. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

Solar Eclipse Day at the State Museum
Mon., Aug. 21Tickets MUST be purchased in advance to attend!
On August 21, 2017 Columbia, SC will be one of the best places to witness the Solar Eclipse of 2017. Join the State Museum for a unique eclipse viewing experience featuring a special appearance by Apollo 16 astronaut, Gen. Charles Duke. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 
 


 

Friday Night Laser LightsFriday Night Laser Lights Lasers Only Image
Fri., Aug. 25 – Doors open at 7 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. From classic rock to EDM you can experience three different full-dome laser shows in the planetarium per night along with food and beverages available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.