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Winter Fest at the State Museum

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Winter Fest at the State Museum

Dec. 21 – Jan. 5, 2020

The South Carolina State Museum is the perfect destination for holiday family fun this season!

Activities are included with museum general admission or membership except those noted ($)

Enjoy:

  • Avoid the Mall rush and Meet Santa at the State Museum on Sat., Dec. 21, Sun., Dec. 22 and Mon., Dec. 23. Picture with Santa available for purchase, click HERE for more information.

  • Special 4D Theater and Planetarium shows. ($)

  • Live performances on special days.

  • Winter Break Camps. ($) Register Today!

  • Snowball fights and igloo building.

  • Hands-on fun with holiday crafts.

  • And More!


Holiday Fun in 4-D!

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You’re invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Run time: 15 mins.

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Winter Fest Special Events

In addition to hands-on crafts and holiday shows every day, families can also enjoy these special activities and events:

Winter Break Camps

Dec. 20 through Jan. 5, 2020
Kids out of school for winter break? These fun day camps for ages 6-12 include a Noon Year’s Eve Bash, a Snow(!) Day, a day focused on Dash-ing and Dot-ing Through the Snow with our resident robots and lots more. Pre-registration required. Click HERE to register online.

Santa Meet and Greet

Sat., Dec. 21, Sun., Dec. 22 and Mon., Dec. 23
Avoid the Mall rush and Meet Santa at the State Museum on Sat., Dec. 21, Sun., Dec. 22 and Mon., Dec. 23. Picture with Santa available for purchase, click HERE for more information.

Marionette Theater Performance, “Santa’s Christmas Party”

Sat., Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a live puppet performance featuring Santa Claus and other special party guests!

Nutcracker Performance by Anne Brodie’s Carolina Ballet Company

Sat., Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.
Watch talented dancers perform selections from this holiday classic.

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Sat., Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Watch talented dancers perform selections from this holiday classic.

Snowball Fights & Igloo Building

Thurs., Dec. 26 – Sun., Jan. 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Have fun playing in our Winter Wonderland, just make sure to watch out for snowballs!

Spa Day

Mon., Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Get creative and make your own relaxing spa treats, including bath bombs and more.

Noon Year’s Eve

Mon., Dec. 31 at 12 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year a little early with a Noon countdown, bubble wrap popping and a sparkling grape juice toast.