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Museum Open For Cosmically Cool Holiday Weekend

Museum Hours

Tues. – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 – 5 p.m.
Mon: Closed

Ticket Information

Stay Cosmically Cool with a visit to the South Carolina State Museum
Now Open with Health and Safety Measures in Place

Explore the exhibit, Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon, journey through the universe in the 55ft digital dome Planetarium and more when you visit with family and friends.

Plus, enjoy fascinating changing exhibits, four floors of galleries exploring South Carolina’s history, art and more!

Special Holiday Show

Laser Salute to AmericaLaser Salute to America, 4th of July, Planetarium, Columbia, South Carollina
Showing June 30 – July 11 Only

This patriotic laser show celebrates the spirit of America and honors its heroes. Experience dazzling laser lights choreographed to iconic patriotic songs by a variety of artists including: Brooks & Dunn, John Mellencamp, Aaron Tippin and James Brown. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

Showtimes and Tickets

Cosmically Cool Fun

Featured Exhibit

Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon

This new, immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the years of the Apollo program as America raced to accomplish a lunar landing before the Soviet Union. See objects from the Apollo space program, sit in a lunar rover and more.

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Blockbuster Exhibit

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Discover your crime-solving abilities in this new exhibition that combines science with history and culture to bring Sherlock Holmes to life!


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Cotton Mill Exchange

Find unique SC themed items and gifts in the

Cotton Mill Exchange