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Kids Free Admission

South Carolina State Museum, Kids Free, Family, Columbia

Museum Hours

Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wed.-Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: 12 – 5 p.m.

Kids 12 and under receive free general admission from July 28 – Aug. 12!*

Explore fascinating changing exhibits and four floors of galleries exploring South Carolina’s history, art and more! The State Museum is #Open4Fun all week!

Plus, see our brand new 4D Theater show, Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D, and experience, National Parks Adventure, in the planetarium for only $5 each.

* Kids 12 and under receive free general admission. Offer valid for up to 6 kids with the purchase of adult admission.

Featured Shows

Please note: Planetarium and 4D shows are not included with museum general admission and carry an additional ticket price.

National Parks Adventure, Planetarium, South Carolina, Columbia, Things To Do

New Planetarium Experiences

National Parks Adventure
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This immersive visual experience takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons and hurtling up craggy mountain peaks found within America’s outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and more. Run time: 42 mins.

Tickets and Showtimes

We Are Stars
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Go on an epic journey through time and space to explore our explosive origins and discover how we are connected to the cosmos in this family-friendly planetarium show. Run time: 25 mins.

Tickets and Showtimes

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Cotton Mill Exchange