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Operational Status

The South Carolina State Museum is currently CLOSED and all public programs are suspended until further notice.

Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the State Museum has made the difficult decision to temporarily close to the public in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All upcoming museum programs, events and rentals through April 30 are canceled.

Please CLICK HERE for more information on the museum’s operational status.

Please CLICK HERE to access museum E- Learning resources.

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

Explore the Museum

Guests are invited to see four floors of fascinating exhibits on South Carolina history, art, natural history and science and technology, explore the universe in our state-of-the-art observatory and 55ft digital dome planetarium, have a unique movie experience in our 4D theater and more.