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OZtober Kick-Offs with a Pumpkin Planetarium Lighting and More

Saturday in Oz

Sat., Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
OZtober fun kicks off during this super sized Saturday at the museum – with health and safety precautions in place!

Travel to Oz with showings of, The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience™ and enjoy special OZ themed fun into the evening. Then stay late and help us ‘light’ the museum’s 55ft Jack-O-Planetarium!

For health and safety the museum is managing gallery and theater capacity, requiring social distancing, and has increased cleaning frequency. Per Gov. McMaster’s executive order, guests aged 3 and above are required to wear a face covering while visiting state buildings.

Activities are included with museum general admission or membership. Planetarium and 4D shows require an additional charge. Due to limited capacities advance online ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Enjoy Special Shows:

Wizard of Oz 4D Experience

The Wizard of Oz 4D Experience™
This beloved classic becomes a modern adventure with digital 3-D and added special effects. Be swept along with Dorothy™ as a powerful tornado transports you on an unforgettable adventure. Run time: 16 mins.

The Wizard of Oz 4D Experience™ showtimes:
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.,
5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Skies Over Oz, planetariumSkies Over Oz
Enjoy tales of epic adventure in Oz told as a constellation myth, using imagined patterns of stars in the night sky. We’ll also take a quick look at the current night sky from here at home in Columbia. Run time: 30 mins.

Skies Over Oz showtimes:
11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Halloscream Laser Lights
Experience a thrilling family-fun laser light show in the planetarium featuring Halloween music favorites, including “Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and more. Run time: 30 mins.

Halloscream Laser Lights showtimes:
12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

South Carolina State Museum, halloween, planetarium

Saturdays in Oz Activities:

  • All Day – Take home activity kits available for kids. Special, exclusive member kit also available! Not a member? Join today!

  • All Day – Selfie Station

  • OZ Trivia at 1 p.m.

  • Pumpkin Planetarium Lighting (appx. 8:15 p.m.)