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4D Theater

Please note: due to health and safety concerns the museum is managing theater capacity, requiring social distancing for staff and guests, and has increased cleaning frequency throughout the day. Per Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order, guests aged 3 and above are required to wear a face covering while visiting state buildings, which includes the State Museum.

4D Theater, South Carolina State Museum, Snow, Open For Fun

Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Interactive Theater


The museum’s 4D theater provides a 3-D visual experience with the fourth dimension of environmental experiences like blasts of air and vibrating seats. The only permanent theater of its kind in the state, the 4-D theater offers programming that complements other museum exhibits and popular movies that excite all ages.

  • Combines 3-D film with real-life sensations

  • Sense smells and feel vibrations

  • First permanent 4-D theater in the state

Current Shows

Showtimes and titles are subject to change.

The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™Wizard of Oz 4D Experience
Showing Oct. 1 – 31st
The Wizard of Oz comes alive as never before in this amazing 16 minute 4-D experience. With digital 3-D and state-of-the-art special effects, this beloved classic becomes a modern adventure as the infamous tornado carries guests to the magical Land of Oz. Run time: 16 mins.

The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™ showtimes for the current month:

Mon: Closed
Tues. – Fri: 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sun: 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Now Showing
Experience the world from the viewpoint of animals themselves as bears, jaguars, eagles, iguanas and snakes overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. Based on the award-winning BBC series, Planet Earth II 4D Experience® brings us closer to the mesmerizing animal kingdom than ever before. Run time: 16 mins.

PLANET EARTH II 4D EXPERIENCE® showtimes for the current month:

Mon: Closed
Tues. – Fri: 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sat: no showings
Sun: 3:00 p.m.