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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.

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.
 


 

Festival of Trees
Fri., Nov. 22 – Sun., Nov. 24
The State Museum is excited to welcome Prisma Health Midlands Foundation’s 30th Annual Festival of Trees. The event, presented by Aflac, will kick off on Friday, Nov. 22, with an Auction Preview, and family-friendly holiday cheer will continue through the weekend with “Santa & Me” on Saturday and more fun on Sunday. Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

Nathalie Dupree Book Signing
Sat., Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
PBS and Food Network star, Nathalie Dupree, will sign copies of her latest books on southern cooking in the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Second Shift Tasting TuesdaysTasting Tuesday, gift, shop, columbia, holidays
Tues., Dec. 3, 10 and 17 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. Plus, meet Santa!Sponsored by Colonial Life. Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

Accessibility Night- Madeline
Tues., Dec. 10 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Families and groups with unique and special needs are invited to share an evening at the museum. Enjoy a meet and greet with Madeline as we have a story-time read-a-long to, “Madeline’s Christmas.” Plus, a hands-on adaptive art class and more. Sponsored by Colonial Life. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Member Polar Express Party
Fri., Dec. 13, from 6 – 9 p.m.
All museum members are invited to hop on board the Polar Express for a special members only Polar Express 4D Party! Enjoy snacks, hands-on fun, a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Member Discount DayCotton Mill Exchange
Sat., Dec. 14
Just in time for the holidays, State Museum members receive 20% off purchase in the Cotton Mill Exchange on this special day. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 


 

Santa Days at the State MuseumSanta and Mrs Claus, South Carolina State Museum
Tues., Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 21, Sun., Dec. 22 and Mon., Dec. 23

Meet Santa and enjoy the 4D theater holiday show, THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D EXPERIENCE and more when you visit the museum on these special days. Pictures with with Santa also available for purchase. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 


 

Winter Break Camps
Dec. 20 – Jan. 3
The State Museum is excited to offer camps during Winter Break for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Each day will focus on a different subject matter and even includes a special Polar Express Day! Sponsored by AFLAC. Click HERE to learn more and register.

 
 


 

Winter FestWinter Fest at the State Museum
Dec. 21 – Jan. 5, 2020
Enjoy special family fun including a chance to meet Santa, holiday shows in the 4D theater and planetarium, hands-on activities, performances and more. Click HERE to learn more.

 
 
 

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