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Second Shift Twosdays

Every Tuesday evening starting at 5 p.m.

Exhibit galleries:

OPEN until 8 p.m.

Observatory:

OPEN until 8 p.m.

Gen. Admission is now 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosday!

Visit the State Museum on Tuesday nights to enjoy special programs, exhibits, planetarium and 4D theater shows, and more after hours.

Please note: planetarium and 4-D Theaters shows are an additional $5 each.

Second Shift Twosdays in February:

Blockbuster Exhibit

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
Closes at 8 p.m.
Discover your crime-solving abilities in this new exhibition that combines science with history and culture to bring Sherlock Holmes to life! Featuring more than 100 artifacts, a 19th century mystery to solve, props from Sherlock movies and tv shows and more. Please note this exhibit requires an additional charge: Adult (13-61) – $9, Seniors (62 +) – $8, Children (3-12) – $7, Infants 2 and under – FREE

Click HERE to learn more


4D Theater

PLANET EARTH II 4D EXPERIENCE® – NEW!
Experience the world from the viewpoint of animals themselves as bears, jaguars, eagles, iguanas and snakes overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. Based on the award-winning BBC series, Planet Earth II 4D Experience® brings us closer to the mesmerizing animal kingdom than ever before. Run time: 16 mins.

Showtimes for Tues. night: 5:30

Sherlock Holmes 4D: The Great Detective – NEW!
Following clues Sherlock Holmes races into the Tower of London and up the clock tower of Big Ben. Offering a truly immersive 3D experience and spectacular 4D effects including lightning, wind blasts, water spray and bubble effects, Run time: 11 mins.

Showtimes for Tues. night: 6:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the museum.


Planetarium Shows

Live Sky TourLIz in the planetarium
Take a tour of the current night sky with planetarium staff in this special presentation that will identify constellations, planets and other celestial objects that grace the skies above Columbia. Guests will learn how the sky changes over the course of the night and journey through space to get a closeup look at Venus, Mars, and the Orion Nebula. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

Live Sky Tour showtime: 6 p.m.

Black HolesPlanetarium, Columbia, Attractions, South Carolina, Museum, South Carolina State Museum, Astronomy. Black Holes
Unimaginably powerful, relentless, and invisible, black holes are some of the most fascinating and extreme objects in the universe. They warp space and time, swallow up stars, and can grow to monstrous sizes. How do they form? Where are they found? What would happen to you if you fell into one? Go on a mind-bending journey that brings you face to face with these strange and enigmatic denizens of the cosmos. Show Run Time: 35 mins.

Black Holes showtime: 7 p.m.


Observatory

Night-Sky Viewingobservatory
Open until 8 p.m.
Explore the night sky through the museum’s historic Alvan Clark telescope. Observing is included with museum general admission. 

Click HERE to see a Boeing Observatory Viewing Update!