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Membership – Enjoy Benefits and Support the Museum

Membership is a great way to enjoy special benefits and support the museum on site and online during this challenging time. By becoming a member or renewing now, you can help the museum stay committed to our mission to bring entertaining and engaging content to our visitors.

  • Expiration dates for new membership purchases and membership renewals will be extended to reflect the duration of the closure, so no one will lose any time on their year of benefits.

  • Members can enjoy early access and registration to some of the museum’s new virtual programs and content: online tours, 360 degree interactive exhibit, museum curated blogs, videos and more.

  • Members will receive free admission to new exhibits, including A Voice of Her Own: South Carolina Women in Politics. Plus, free and discounted show and events, exclusive members-only programs, discounts on museum camps and more all year long.

See below to fully explore your membership options. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy and we can’t wait to see you at the museum again soon.

Exclusive Add-On
Just For Members!

Renew today and enjoy great benefits!

Thank you for supporting the State Museum through membership! We cannot wait to share another year of fun with you. Consider expanding the horizons of your membership by adding-on the AstroKids Club!

All membership levels include:

  • Free unlimited general admission for one year.

  • Exclusive member previews of special exhibits and other member’s only opportunities including member appreciation events.

  • Free OR discounted show tickets (each ticket is valid for your choice of one 4D movie, planetarium show OR Blockbuster exhibit).

  • 10% discount in the Cotton Mill Exchange. 

  • 10% discount in the Crescent Cafe. 

  • 20% discounts on museum programs, special museum events, kids camps and birthday parties.

  • Subscription to IMAGES quarterly magazine.

  • Biweekly Member’s e-Newsletters.

  • Opportunity to add-on the AstroKids Club (Family Basic Level and above).

If you recently received a membership mailer, don’t forget to enter the code in the lower right corner of your letter when purchasing your membership online.


Choose Your Level

Individual – $49

Membership benefits for one named adult, plus:
• 3 show tickets

Individual Plus One – $89

Membership benefits for one adult and one guest, plus:
• 6 show tickets.

Family BASIC – $99

Membership benefits for two named adults and children or grandchildren under 18 in household, plus:
• +1 Guest option (this level of membership allows the card holder to bring a guest every
time they visit. Great for babysitters, grandparents or relatives.)
• Member discounts on show tickets
• Opportunity to add-on Astrokids Club

Family PLUS – $129

Membership benefits for two named adults and children or grandchildren under 18 in household, plus:
• 12 show tickets
• FREE admission for two to over 250 museums nationwide plus member discount in all
gift shops (ROAM)
• Opportunity to add-on Astrokids Club

Ambassador- $175

All the benefits of Family PLUS membership, plus:
• 12 additional show tickets (24 total).
• Six general admission guest passes.
• FREE admission for two at 650+ museums across North America (NARM).
• Subscription to Smithsonian Magazine.

Director’s Guild- $300

All the benefits of Ambassador membership, plus:
• 6 additional show tickets (30 total).
• Two special event tickets for museum events.*
• Two additional general admission guest passes (8 total).
• Two special event tickets for after hour events.

*SCSM reserves the right to select events where free tickets can be redeemed.

To Renew



renew by phone at 803.898.4937


renew at the Admissions Desk on your next visit to the State Museum