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Summer Camps

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Camp Pricing


$200 per camper per week. $180 for any additional weeks of camps for the same student.


$160 per camper per week. $145 for any additional weeks of camps for the same student.

Extended Day:

$60 per camper per week or $50 per camper per week for museum members.*

Camp Hours

Drop Off: 8 – 9 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pick-up: 3 p.m.
Extended Day: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Ext. Day Pick-up: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Summer Camps

June, July and August 2018

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer an exciting summer of camps for ages 6 – 14! These week-long camps focus on a variety of different subjects including natural history, astronomy, robotics, art, S.T.E.M and more.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your camper(s) spot and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the camp.

Please note: Drop off and pickup for campers is at the Group Visits Entrance located in the planetarium lobby. Any camper remaining after 3:30 p.m. will be considered part of the Extended Day Camp and will be charged the rate for Extended Day Camp.

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TO REGISTER: Click on the button below to submit your Summer Camp Reseravtion Request

Submit a Reservation Request

QUESTIONS? Call 803.898.4999 or email

Please note: the discount for additional weeks of camps and Extended Day are available for the same camper(s) attending multiple programs. Discount can be applied for up to 5 weeks.

Choose Your Camp(s)

Camps are listed below by age group. Please note: this page is updated periodically. Camp availability will be confirmed by museum staff when you finalize your registration.

Important Information

Extended Day

We know parents are very busy and sometimes picking up your camper right at 3:30 p.m. can be difficult. We are happy to offer fun and entertaining Extended Day Camp where students can continue to explore the museum and participate in activities until 5:30 p.m.


Each camper is expected to bring their own non-perishable, non-microwavable lunch and at least one snack (two if they are staying for Extended Day). For safety reasons, the museum will not be able to refrigerate or microwave any meals. The museum will not provide snacks.

  • If you forget your camper’s lunch, you may bring it by before 11:30 a.m. and drop it off at the Group Visits window in the planetarium lobby.

What to Wear

An official SCSM Camp t-shirt your camper will receive upon arrival should be worn every day for security reasons. Campers will receive 1 shirt for each week of camp they are officially registered and paid for in-full. Shirts will be given out on Monday mornings upon arrival. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $5.40.

Campers should all wear close-toed shoes. We recommend a light jacket because some of the exhibits can be cold.

What to Bring

Lunch, a snack (two if staying for Extended Day), and an eagerness to learn! The museum will provide all learning materials. Please keep all electronics (including cell phones), personal toys, stuffed animals, and blankets at home.

Release Forms

A medical release and authorized consent pickup form must be on file for every student prior to their camp date. Please complete this release form prior to your camp date or bring it with you on the first day. Students will not be able to participate in a camp without a completed form.

Cancellation or Rescheduling

If your student is sick or you need to reschedule, the following applies:

  • A written cancellation request must be received two weeks before the scheduled camp in order to receive a refund.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made with less than two weeks notice.

  • Rescheduling is subject to space availability.

  • The South Carolina State Museum reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any activity. A refund will be given if the museum cancels a camp.

For the Saftey of All Campers

Adults are not permitted to participate in museum camp activities. We recommend a quick hug at drop-off, an excited hug at pick-up, and avoiding “visiting” during the day, especially for new campers. Adults will not be permitted to visit classrooms during the day. Campers will be brought out to you once ID and authorization has been verified.