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Field Trips at the State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum is the perfect destination for field trips! Plan a visit for your students and choose from a variety of museum field trip experiences that meet K-12 South Carolina educational standards. State Museum field trips offer:

  • FREE general admission.

  • Four floors of exhibits on South Carolina history, natural history, art and science.

  • Access to the state-of-the-art Boeing Observatory and to standards based museum educator led observatory lessons.

  • Planetarium and 4D Theater Shows.

  • Hands-on STEM programs.

  • Education Stations.

  • Guided Tours.

Please Note: Field trip pricing and activities are only available to school groups. If you wish to book a visit for a group of 10 or more for camps, daycares, churches, scouts, reunions, seniors, troops, etc. please CLICK HERE.

Plan Your Field Trip

Interested in scheduling a field trip to the State Museum?

Check out the information below to learn more about pricing and available field trip experiences. Then fill out a Field Trip Reservation Request Form. PLEASE NOTE: All programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance. The museum is available to school groups Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tues. evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.


Contact the Group Visits Dept. by phone at 803.898.4999 or email at


The State Museum offers free general admission to South Carolina school students. See below for museum general admission prices for school field trips as well as add-on show pricing for the museum’s planetarium, 4D theater and blockbuster exhibit. Please note: tours and educator led programs and classes are FREE of charge.

South Carolina
Students and Teachers

Gen. Admission:    FREE
Planetarium Show:    $3
4D Theater Show:     $3
Blockbuster Exhibit:     $5

South Carolina

Gen. Admission:    $5
Planetarium Show:    $3
4D Theater Show:     $3
Blockbuster Exhibit:     $5

Out-of-State Students,
Teachers and Chaperones

Gen. Admission:    $5
Planetarium Show:    $3
4D Theater Show:     $3
Blockbuster Exhibit:     $10

Field Trip Museum Experiences

The South Carolina State Museum Education Team is proud to present several standards-aligned programs FREE for visiting school groups. For the Spring 2022 season, all programs are auditorium style and limited to a maximum capacity of 80 people (including students and adults).

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Make A Reservation Request

Ready to make a reservation request for your field trip? Click the button below to fill out an online Field Trip Request Form.

Please note: Field trip reservation information is communicated via email. If you have submitted the Reservation Request Form and have not been contacted by a Group Visits staff person within 48 hours please check spam or junk folders, then contact us by phone at 803.898.4999 or email at for more information about your reservation.