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4D Theater

4D theater is now OPEN with health and safety precautions in place. Face coverings are encouraged.

Capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged if you wish to see a show.

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

Holiday Fun

Showtimes and titles are subject to change.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4D – NEW!
Runs Sat., Nov. 13, 2021 – Sun., Jan. 2, 2022
This special holiday experience uses the same stop motion animation as the beloved television classic to deliver a visually brilliant experience true to the story that has charmed audiences for generations. Join Rudolph, Hermey the Elf and their friends on this epic adventure. Run time: 10 mins.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4D showtimes Mon., Nov. 30 through Sun., Dec. 19:

Mon: Closed
Tues. – Fri: 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer © & ® or ™ The Rudolph Co., L.P. All elements under license to Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.

Current Shows

Showtimes and titles are subject to change. Shows are not included with general admission and are an additional charge.

SMALLFOOT 4D Experience – NEW!
Now Showing!
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An extraordinary adventure for all ages, SMALLFOOT 4D Experience turns myth upside down when a bright young yeti named Migo finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. With the help of a secret society of yeti youths, Migo sets out on a spirited quest to convince his community that the legend of “smallfoot” is actually true. Stunning 3D and special effects illuminate the humor and excitement on this discovery of friendship, courage and acceptance. Run time: 14 mins.

SMALLFOOT 4D Experience showtimes Mon., Nov. 30 through Sun., Dec. 19:

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


SMALLFOOT and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)

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 Mon., Nov. 30 through Sun., Dec. 19:

Mon: Closed
Tues. – Fri: 1:00 p.m.
Sat: 2:00 p.m.
Sun: 2:00 p.m.