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Explorer 2 Combo Tickets + FREE Black Holes Show

Adult: $16.95
Senior (Ages 62 +): $15.95
Children (ages 3-12): $14.95

Museum Hours

(Please note the museum will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 1)

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 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring Break Fun at the State Museum

Offer Valid March 31 – April 30, 2018

Experience the NEW full-dome planetarium show, Black Holes, FOR FREE with the purchase of an Explorer 2 Combo when you visit the South Carolina State Museum during Spring Break!

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 family fun in Columbia during the Spring Break holiday!

See it all with an Explorer 2 Combo and enjoy:

  • Your choice of TWO planetarium and/or 4-D Theater shows. PLUS, add-on a showing of Black Holes for FREE!

  • Access to the State Museum’s Boeing Observatory. Please note: Solar observing and night-sky viewing are dependant on clear skies.

  • Admission to four floors of fascinating exhibits on South Carolina history, art, natural history and science and technology

HURRY this offer expires April 30, 2018! Black Holes planetarium show ticket good for use day-of purchase or next visit. Show tickets are non-transferable, good for use during normal museum operating hours.

New in the Planetarium

Black HolesPlanetarium, Columbia, Attractions, South Carolina, Museum, South Carolina State Museum, Astronomy. Black Holes

Now Showing
Unimaginably powerful, relentless, and invisible, black holes are some of the most fascinating and extreme objects in the universe. Go on a mind-bending journey that brings you face to face with these strange and enigmatic denizens of the cosmos.

Tickets and Showtimes


Museum Fun

More to Explore

South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865-1876

New Exhibit! Opens March 31
This exhibition uses artifacts from the time period to examine the devastation of the war, the changes in labor, society, and the law. Visitors will learn that while Reconstruction ended in 1876, we continue to struggle with its promises today. Click HERE to learn more.


Dinosaur GallerySouth Carolina State Museum, Dinosuar, South Carolina, Family, Things to Do, Columbi

Now Open
Travel millions of years into our ancient past when you explore the museum’s dinosaur and Natural History exhibits. See fossils and life-like recreations of the animals that once called South Carolina home so long ago. Make sure to meet Finn, our giant megalodon shark!


Shop the Cotton Mill ExchangeCotton Mill Exchange, South Carolina State Museum

Open each day
The Cotton Mill Exchange offers a surprising array of unique items from beautiful linens and jewelry to decorative items for your home or office, gourmet food and more. The 4,000 square foot museum store features a spectacular range of gifts representing the palmetto state.


Crescent CafeCrescent Cafe, Chicken Salad Sandwich

Open each day
No need to leave to for lunch, just visit the museum’s Crescent Cafe on the second-floor mezzanine. Enjoy snacks, a delicious array of sandwiches and wraps, sweet treats, coffee and more. Children’s menu available as well!