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State Museum Offers Free Kids Admission for Spring Break

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating Spring Break now through April 11 with free general admission for kids 12 and under, and a new exhibition,Make Some Noise: The Science of Sound. The museum will be open all week and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium and the Boeing Observatory have also re-opened, with health and safety precautions in place.

The State Museum will kicked off the Spring Break week with the opening of the brand new exhibition, Make Some Noise: The Science of Sound. Presented in English and Spanish, this bilingual experience explores many different aspects of sound, including how sound travels and how it is measured, as well as how humans and other animals hear and produce sound. A collection of audio clips and an animated video will have guests considering how sounds can evoke nostalgia, impact our psychology, and manipulate our emotions.

As guests move through the exhibition, they will have the opportunity to experiment with sound through a variety of interactives. The Chladni plate, for example, demonstrates how sound waves travel across the surface of the metal plate, forming intricate designs in sand. As guests adjust the sound’s frequency those patterns will shift into a new work of art. A spectrogram activity allows guests to visualize the range of frequencies that combine to form familiar sounds, such as birds chirping, the pluck of harp strings, and more. These interactives and others will encourage visitors to make this exhibition their own – and to make some noise in the process!

General admission to the State Museum is $8.95 for adults, $7.95 for Seniors, FREE for children (ages 12 and under) from April 3 – 11, and free for museum members all year. Planetarium shows are an additional charge. Due to the museum’s need to manage guest capacity, online advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Click HERE to get tickets now!

From April 5 – 11, The State Museum is open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.