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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. Museum guests are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.


Upcoming Events and Virtual Programs


Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Thurs., Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook

Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page at the designated time listed above.


South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, Exhibitions20th Anniversary of September 11th
Sat., Sept. 11 – Sun., Sept 12

To mark the 20th anniversary of September 11th, the State Museum will offer free general admission to first responders, active military and veterans from Sept. 11 – 12. The museum will alos display a steel girder from the Word Trade Center in the main lobby.


Virtual Crafty Jammies Storytime – Paddington Bear
Tues., Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! Click HERE to learn more.


Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Thurs., Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook

Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page at the designated time listed above.


Virtual Crafty Jammies Storytime – Penelope the Dinosaur
Tues., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! Click HERE to learn more.

Click HERE for more museum virtual content and resources