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KIDS FREE at the SC State Museum on Mon., Sept. 11



Museum Hours

Mon., Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special Offer!

All kids, aged 12 and under, receive FREE general admission on Mon., Sept. 11

The SC State Museum is extending a special offer for out-of-school kids and displaced families in the Midlands. With four floors of permanent and changing exhibits to explore, plus a 55ft digital dome planetarium, 4D Theater and state-of-the-art observatory the State Museum is the perfect destination for families.

Add-on a 4-d theater film and/or planetarium show for $5 each.

Tickets available at the museum!

What to See and Do at the State Museum:

In addition to four floors of permanent exhibits on South Carolina history, art, natural history and science and technology, guests can also enjoy these featured attractions:

4D Theater

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.

Showtimes and tickets

THE LEGO® MOVIE © & ™ LEGO Group & Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. (s17). LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks and/or copyrights of The LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO Group. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Planetarium Shows

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.

Earth, Moon and Sun planetarium
This kid-friendly planetarium show, explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun. Learn why the Sun rises and sets, examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses and explore past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Show Run Time: 25 mins.

Click HERE to learn more.


New Exhibit

South Carolina’s First Astronaut Charles Duke and the Apollo Missions

Trace General Charles Duke’s time at NASA during the Apollo missions with this exhibit featuring objects from Duke’s Apollo 16 missions and more.

Click HERE to learn more.


While You Visit

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.