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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.

Jingle Days at the State Museum, holidays, family, things to do, columbia, christmas
Winter Break Camps, Columbia, Holidays, Kids
Frozen Party 2017
Family Astronomy Workshops

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.

 


 

Second Shift Twosdays
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.

General admission is 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosdays! Plus, enjoy LIVE music in the Carolina Gallery on select Tuesdays nights.


 

Tasting TuesdayTasting Tuesday, gift, shop, columbia, holidays
Tues., Dec. 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Grab your friends and visit the museum after-hours for holiday shopping, South Carolina food product tastings and more in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Polar Express Member Night PartyPolar Express 4D Experience
Fri., Dec. 15 from 6 – 9 p.m.
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!

 
 
 
 


 

Jingle DaysJingle Days at the State Museum, holidays, family, things to do, columbia, christmas
Sat., Dec. 16 through Mon., Jan. 1, 2018
School is out and work is done, it’s time for holiday family fun at the State Museum! Enjoy holidays shows in the planetarium and 4-D Theater, visit with Santa and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Jingle Days: Holidays Around the WorldJingle Days at the State Museum, holidays, family, things to do, columbia, christmas
Sat., Dec. 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Kick-off Jingle Days at the State Museum with a Holidays Around the World Party! This special day focuses on international holiday celebrations like Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas, Chinese New Year and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Winter Break Camps
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.

 


 

Moonshot! Exploring the State Art CollectionEclipsing 50 Exhibit, South Carolina Art, Contemporary Art
Tues., Dec. 19 from 7 – 8 p.m.
Join State Museum Curator of Art, Lori Kornegay, and SC Arts Commission Visual Arts Director, Harriett Green, for a gallery tour of the exhibit, Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection 1967-2017.


 

Tasting TuesdayTasting Tuesday, gift, shop, columbia, holidays
Tues., Dec. 19 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Grab your friends and visit the museum after-hours for holiday shopping, South Carolina food product tastings and more in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Frozen PartyFrozen Party 2017
Weds., Dec. 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
The State Museum presents a magical evening to spark young guests’ imagination! During the event, guests will watch 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