Pages Navigation Menu

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.
 


 

Hall of Heroes Member Morning
Sat., Feb. 23, March 23 and April 13 from 9 – 10 a.m.
State Museum members are invited to enjoy exclusive time exploring this exciting exhibition! Discover your superpowers with engaging, hands-on fun, plus get a green-screen Heroes themed photo and meet a superhero.

 
 


 

Superhero Saturday
Sat., Feb. 23
Put on your favorite superhero costume and join us to explore the new blockuster exhibit, Hall of Heroes! Plus, meet and get a pic with super characters from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 
 
 


 

Book Signing: Fire and Forgivness by Martha DunskyCotton Mill Exchange
Sat., Feb. 23
Meet author Martha Dunsky at the Cotton Mill Exchange and pick up a copy of her new childrens book, “Fire and Forgiveness: A Nun’s Truce With General Sherman.”

 
 
 


 

Art DayRequiem for Mother Emmanuel Exhibition, Leo Twiggs, South Carolina State Museum, Mother Emanuel, Art Day
Sat., March 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Art Day offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into South Carolina art and artists with unique interactive opportunities. Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s art storage areas, meet South Carolina artists and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Unique and Special Needs Night – Pete the CatSouth Carolina State Museum, Planetarium, Field Trips
Tues., March 12 from 5 – 7 p.m.
This evening program is designed for schools and families with unique and special needs. Enjoy a meet and greet with Pete the Cat as we have a story-time read-a-long, as well as sensory friendly planetariun and 4D theater showings and more. Sponsored by Colonial Life.Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Unique and Special Needs Night – Wild ThingsEducational Outreach, Kids, Museum, South Carolina State Museum
Tues., April 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.
This evening program is designed for schools and families with unique and special needs. Enjoy a meet and greet as we have a story-time read-a-long, as well as sensory friendly planetariun and 4D theater showings and more. Sponsored by Colonial Life.Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Spring Break CampsColumbia, Spring Break. Spring Break Camps, family fun
April 15 – 19
The museum is excited to offer camps during Spring Break for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter from robots to history and more! Click HERE to register.

 
 


 

Unique and Special Needs Night – Cookie MouseSouth Carolina State Museum, Dinosuar, South Carolina, Family, Things to Do, Columbi
Tues., May 14 from 5 – 7 p.m.
This evening program is designed for schools and families with unique and special needs. Enjoy a meet and greet as we have a story-time read-a-long, as well as sensory friendly planetariun and 4D theater showings and more. Sponsored by Colonial Life.Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Day Camp – Potting Plants
Mon., May 27
Kids out of a school for a holiday? The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer single day camps for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Click HERE to register.

 
 


 

Summer Camps
June, July and August
The museum is excited to offer Summer Camps for children aged 6 – 14 years old. Each week will focus on a different subject matter from art to animals and even robots. Plus, lots more! Click HERE to register.

 
 
 

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