Gallery at the State Museum with giant shark jaws on display along with life-size Megalodon replica hanging from ceiling

First Sunday

General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Museum Hours

The museum is closed today

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Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible
Event Dates
The First Sunday of Every Month

General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Sunday!*

Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including the Boeing Observatory and the Robert B. Arial Collection of Historical Astronomy located on the fourth floor.

For an additional price, guests can enjoy a planetarium show and/or a 4D theater movie.

Please note: these prices are only valid on First Sunday. Not valid with other discounts or Museums for All.

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General Admission

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


Adult $1

Senior (Ages 62+) $1

Children (Ages 3-12) $

With ONE Show Add-On

General admission + ONE planetarium or 4D show.


Adult $6

Senior (Ages 62+) $6

Children (Ages 3-12) $6

With TWO Show Add-Ons

Gen. admission + TWO planetarium and/or 4D shows.


Adult $9

Senior (Ages 62+) $9

Children (Ages 3-12) $9

*General admission allows museum guests entry into all four floors of permanent exhibit space but does not include planetarium shows or 4D theater films.


Important Parking Information

Due to renovation and ongoing road work, guests using the parking deck will NOT be able to enter the museum using the side atrium entrance. Guests will need to walk around to the front of the building and use the main entrance if they use spaces in the parking deck. 

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available along the drive in front of the museum's main entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
We recommend guests needing accessible parking enter from Huger Street onto Washington Street, and then make a left at the end of Washington Street to access the parking spaces in front of the museum. 


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Explore a variety of exhibitions currently available at the museum, from permanent galleries to engaging changing exhibitions, guests are invited to discover the richness of the Palmetto State - all under one roof.

Learn More About Exhibitions At The Museum

Planetarium Experiences

Discover how the moon played a pivotal role in planning D-Day in this live show combining astronomy and history at the South Carolina State Museum.
Additional Ticket Required
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible
Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches and...
Additional Ticket Required
Captioning Available
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible

Travel through the night sky and take a tour of the constellations, planets and other celestial objects that can be seen overhead from right here in...

Additional Ticket Required
Assistive Listening Device
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible

This full dome planetarium show is narrated by Frances McDormand. The show features stunning visualizations of the natural world, as it takes you...

Additional Ticket Required
Captioning Available
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible

Unimaginably powerful, relentless, and invisible, black holes are some of the most fascinating and extreme objects in the universe. They warp space...

Additional Ticket Required
Captioning Available
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible