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Sat., July 1: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun., July 2: Noon to 5 p.m.

Mon., July 3: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tues., July 4: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.



The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®Lego the Movie
Emmet and his Master Builder friends return in The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®, where they are faced with the harrowing task of defeating power-hungry villain Risky Business! Run time: 15 mins.

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Laser Salute to America
Laser Salute to America celebrates the spirit of America and honors its heroes through patriotic songs by various artists set to laser lights, including “Only In America,” by Brooks & Dunn, “ROCK in the USA” by John Melloncamp, “Living in America” by James Brown and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly” by South Carolina’s own Aaron Tippin. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure planetarium
This exciting new planetarium experience takes audiences on a remarkable journey into the relatively unexplored world of the “other dinosaurs,” those reptiles that lived beneath the water. Follow a family of Dolichorhynchops, also known informally as “Dollies,” as they traverse ancient waters populated with saber-toothed fish, prehistoric sharks and giant squid. Show Run Time: 40 mins.

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Savage Ancient Seas: Prehistoric Predators – Blockbuster ExhibitSavage Ancient Seas
Explore a world of huge carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles and the largest sea turtles to have ever lived. See more than 50 prehistoric marine fossils, both cast and real specimens, presented in dramatic three-dimensional displays

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Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, this exhibit explores the Indian American experience and the community’s vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American life and history.

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Solar ObservingBoeing Observatory
Open all weekend
Take an up-close look at the the Sun in the State Museum’s sate-of-the-art Boeing Observatory. Solar observing is dependent on clear skies, but even if the weather is poor you can still visit the observatory and see the historic 1926 Alvan Clark telescope!


Night ObservingNight Observing
Tues., July 4 until 10 p.m.
Explore the night sky through the museum’s historic Alvan Clark telescope. Observing is included with museum general admission.

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Cotton Mill Exchange

Visit the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange, for a wide variety of unique SC themed gifts and products from jewelry, art, clothing, gourment food and more. Click here to learn more.

Eat and Drink
The Crescent Cafe offers a menu of delicious food, drink and even something for your sweet tooth!. Click here to learn more.