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Group Visits are perfect for camps, daycares, troops, reunions, churches, seniors, and etc. bringing 10 or more people. Come for an hour or stay for a fun-filled day of discovery.

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South Carolina State Museum Planetarium

Group Visit Request Form

Museum Hours

Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.


Call 803-898-4999 or email

Group Package Offer! Only $24.95 per guest!


  • Tour of one current changing or permanent exhibition.

  • Four floors of South Carolina art, natural history, science and cultural history

  • Solar viewing in the Boeing Observatory (weather permitting)

  • One planetarium show and one 4-D movie

  • 10% OFF in the Cotton Mill Exchange

  • Lunch in the Crescent Cafe

BOOK TODAY! Call 803.898.4999, email or click HERE to submit a Group Visit Contact Form

Group Tickets

Group Explorer Combo Tickets

(This pricing is ONLY available for groups of 10 or more guests.)

Explorer 1

Includes museum general admission and choice of ONE planetarium show or 4D movie.

Adult $11.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $10.95
Children (ages 3-12) $9.95

Explorer 2

Includes museum general admission and choice of TWO planetarium and/or 4D theater shows.

Adult $14.9
Senior (Ages 62 +) $13.95
Children (ages 3-12) $12.95

Explorer 3

Includes museum general admission and entrance to all THREE planetarium and/or 4D theater shows.

Adult $17.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $16.95
Children (ages 3-12) $15.95


Group General Admission Tickets

Museum general admission includes entry into all 4 floors of gallery space and access to the Boeing Observatory. General admission does not include entrance to museum attractions: planetarium show, 4D movie and blockbuster exhibit.

Adult (13-61): $7.95, Seniors (62 +): $6.95, Children (3-12): $5.95, Infants 2 and under: FREE

Add-On A Tour Experience

Self-guided Tours
Explore our galleries at your own pace.

Guided Tours
Experience an in-depth tour of the Museum’s exhibits led by a volunteer docent.

  • $15 fee for tour guide

  • Minimum of 10 people

  • Book at least 4 weeks prior to your visit

  • Tours available Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


The State Museum has ample free parking on site for cars and buses.

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Book Your Visit

Please submit a Group Visit Request Form and museum staff will be in touch to complete your reservation.

Group Visit Request Form