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Hours and Admission

Operational Status

The South Carolina State Museum is currently CLOSED and all public programs are suspended until further notice.

Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the State Museum has made the difficult decision to temporarily close to the public in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All upcoming museum programs, events and rentals through April 30 are canceled.

Please CLICK HERE for more information on the museum’s operating status.

Please CLICK HERE to access museum E- Learning resources.


ADMISSION OPTIONS

*** Online Ticket Sales Are Currently Suspended While the Museum is Closed to the Public ***

NEW BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBIT

Add, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, to your museum experience for an additional price!

Adult (13-61): $9, Seniors (62 +): $8, Children (3-12): $7, Infants 2 and under: FREE

Member Adult (13-61): $7, Member Seniors (62 +): $6, Member Children (3-12): $5, Infants 2 and under: FREE

Prices do not include museum general admission.

GENERAL PUBLIC ADMISSION

*** Online Ticket Sales Are Currently Suspended While the Museum is Closed to the Public ***

General Admission

Includes entry to 4 floors of gallery space and the Boeing Observatory.

Adult $8.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $7.95
Children (ages 3-12) $6.95

 

BUY GENERAL ADMISSION

Explorer 1 Combo Ticket

Museum general admission + ONE planetarium and/or 4D theater show.

Adult $13.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $12.95
Children (ages 3-12) $11.95

 

BUY EXPLORER 1 TICKETS

Explorer 2 Combo Ticket

Museum general admission + TWO planetarium and/or 4D theater shows.

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

 

BUY EXPLORER 2 TICKETS

 

MUSEUM MEMBER ADMISSION

*** Online Ticket Sales Are Currently Suspended While the Museum is Closed to the Public ***
Museum members receive FREE general admission and more all year long! Not a member? Learn more and join today.

Member Blockbuster Admission

Includes museum general admission + blockbuster exhibit ticket.

Member Adult $7.00
Member Senior (Ages 62 +) $6.00
Member Children (ages 3-12) $5.00

 

MEMBER BLOCKBUSTER TICKETS

Member Explorer 1 Combo Ticket

Museum general admission + ONE planetarium and/or 4D theater show.

Adult $4.00
Senior (Ages 62 +) $4.00
Children (ages 3-12) $4.00

 

MEMBER EXPLORER 1 TICKETS

Member Explorer 2 Combo Ticket

Museum general admission + TWO planetarium and/or 4D theater shows.

Adult $7.00
Senior (Ages 62 +) $7.00
Children (ages 3-12) $7.00

 

MEMBER EXPLORER 2 TICKETS

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.*
(The Boeing Observatory is open until 8 p.m. each Tues. Please note: observing is dependent on clear skies.)

Wednesday- Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

*The State Museum is open late on Second Shift Twosdays! Click HERE to learn more.

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.