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HOLIDAY WEEKEND – MUSEUM OPEN NOV. 25 – 27

The SC State Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open over the holiday weekend!

SC State Museum Holiday Show Pass

Get a Holiday Show Pass for family and friends this season at the State Museum and enjoy a variety of special holiday shows in the 4-D theater and digital dome planetarium.

THE HOLIDAY SHOW PASS INCLUDES:

  • Admission to THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D EXPERIENCE

  • Admission to your choice of holiday planetarium show: The Star of Bethlehem or Laser Holidays

  • Admission to explore four floors of fascinating exhibits on South Carolina history, art, natural history and science and technology

  • Solar observing in the museum’s state-of-the-art Boeing Observatory (weather permitting)

  • 10% off purchases in the Cotton Mill Exchange

All for a value of $14.95 per child, $15.95 per senior and $16.95 per adult!

 
Buy Your Holiday Show Pass
 

HURRY this offer is valid through Jan. 1, 2017


W H A T   T O   D O

H O L I D A Y   S H O W S

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4D THEATER

THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D EXPERIENCE

Shows daily through Jan. 1, 2017
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. Show Run Time: 15 mins. THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D EXPERIENCE will show daily through Jan. 4, 2015.
Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 


 

PLANETARIUM SHOWS

The Star of Bethlehemplanetarium_460x275   

Now Showing through Jan. 1, 2017
This full dome planetarium experience takes viewers back in time to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” Show Run Time: 25 mins.
Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

Laser HolidaysLaserHolidays

Now Showing through Jan. 1, 2017
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites. Show Run Time: 30 mins.
Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

 

Christmas Laser Fantasy: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Tues. nights at 7 p.m. through Jan. 1, 2017
This dramatic holiday laser light show features a colorful display of laser lights choreographed to popular Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music. Show Run Time: 40 mins.
Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.

F E A T U R E D   E X H I B I T S

 

South Carolina and the Great WarWWI soldiers in a trench
Now Open
Explore life in South Carolina on the eve of World War I and how the war impacted South Carolinians at home and abroad in this new exhibition.

 

Click HERE to learn more.

 


 

ART: Collection of Collectionssocial_collection
Now Open
Discover South Carolina artists through a collection of pieces dating back to 1950.

 

Click HERE to learn more.

   


 

App4Thatpalm pilot
Now Open
App4That explores how smartphone applications have changed the way we live. Travel through time and learn how applications (apps) have changed the way we listen to music, how students learn and how families interact with each other.

 

Click HERE to learn more.

 

Natural History and Dinosaur GalleryDinosaur Gallery
Permanent Exhibit
Travel back millions of years into South Carolina’s past to learn about the ancient creatures once found here. Try your hand uncovering fossils in our hands-on Dig Box, learn about habitats found across the state, say ‘hello’ to Finn, the giant Megalodon model, and more.

     

H O L I D A Y    S H O P P I N G

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The Cotton Mill Exchange

We’ve explored every corner of the state to bring you the best of South Carolina. The Cotton Mill Exchange offers a surprising array of unique items from beautiful linens, and jewelry to decorative items for your home or office, gourmet food and more. The newly renovated 4,000 square foot museum store features a spectacular range of unique gifts and food products representing the palmetto state.

Click HERE to learn more.

The State Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. The museum will be OPEN for regular operating hours over the holiday weekend, Fri., Nov. 25 through Sun., Nov. 27.

TICKETS

Explorer ticket packages include museum general admission and your choice of museum attractions: planetarium show, 4D theater film and/or blockbuster exhibit admission.

EXPLORER 1

includes Museum entry and your choice of ONE museum attraction.


Adult $13.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $12.95
Children (ages 3-12) $11.95
Members $4.00

EXPLORER 2

includes Museum entry and your choice of TWO museum attractions.


Adult $16.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $15.95
Children (ages 3-12) $14.95
Members $7.00

EXPLORER 3

includes Museum entry and your choice of THREE museum attractions.


Adult $19.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $18.95
Children (ages 3-12) $17.95
Members $10.00

Buy Tickets


GENERAL ADMISSION

(Includes entry into all 4 floors of gallery space. Does not incl. add-ons: blockbuster exhibit, planetarium or 4D shows)

Adult (13-61): $8.95, Seniors (62 +): $7.95, Children (3-12): $6.95, Infants 2 and under: FREE


 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
(The Boeing Observatory is open until 10 p.m. each Tues. Please note: observing is dependent on clear skies.)
Wednesday- Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

*The State Museum is open late on Second Shift Twosdays! Click HERE to learn more.

 

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.

 

QUESTIONS? Please call 803.898.4999 or email webmaster@scmuseum.org