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UPCOMING EVENTS

South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, Exhibitions

The South Carolina State Museum is committed to continuing to fulfill our mission to providing educational environments that entertain and inspire. See below for new and upcoming programs – onsite and online.

Please Note: for health and safety the museum is managing gallery and theater capacity, requiring social distancing, and has increased cleaning frequency. Per Gov. McMaster’s executive order, guests aged 3 and above are required to wear a face covering while visiting state buildings.


Upcoming Events and Virtual Programs

Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream
Every Saturday Night via Facebook Livestream

Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telescope feed. Have a question or comment? Staff will monitor the stream and respond as needed.


South Carolina State Museum, Dinosuar, South Carolina, Family, Things to Do, ColumbiHomeschool Thursday
Thurs., Oct. 15 with classes at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Join us on select Thursdays during the school year for lessons designed specifically for South Carolina homeschool students. Registration is restricted to individual homeschool families only. Registration is required and capacity is limited. Click here to learn more and register.


Virtual Trivia Night – Argghh Pirates!
Thurs., Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a nautical exploration of some of the most infamous marauders of the Carolina coasts in this week’s pirate-themed trivia. Sponsored by Columbia Craft Brewing Company. Registration is required and capacity is limited. Click here to learn more and register.


OZtober – Virtual Trivia Night – Spooky SC
Tues., Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

South Carolina is rich in myths and legends from the mountains to the sea. Guests are invited to test their knowledge of ghostly tales and join museum staff in a special Halloween themed version of this popular weekly virtual trivia program. Registration is required and capacity is limited. Click here to learn more and register.


South Carolina State Museum, halloween, planetariumOZtober – Growl at the Moon Laser Lights Night
Sat., Oct. 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.

This popular evening event returns with a Laser Night makeover for socially distant Halloween fun! Enjoy a specially themed laser experience in the planetarium, delicious food for purchase from a local food truck, a cash bar, live music and more. Capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase online is required. Click here to learn more.


OZtober – Saturday in Oz
Sat., Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OZtober fun kicks off during this super sized Saturday at the museum – with health and safety precautions in place! Travel to Oz with showings of, The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™ and enjoy special OZ themed fun all day. Click here to learn more.


Virtual Crafty Jammies Night – Spot
Tues., Nov. 10 from 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Join the museum (virtually!) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month our special guest will be the Spot. Registration is required and capacity is limited. Click here to learn more and register.

Click HERE for more museum virtual content and resources