Woman and young boy stand in front of dinosaur skeleton as the boy makes a 'Rawr' face with hands up like dinosaur claws in the direction of the woman

Spring Break Fun at the Museum!

Museum Hours

Open today from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Plan Your Visit
Included with Admission
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible
Event Date
Tues., April 2 - Sat., April 6, 2024

50% Off Kids General Admission, April 2 - 6!

Kids out of school? Guests in town to visit? It is the perfect time to stop by for a visit to the State Museum.

General admission includes entry to 4 floors of permanent and changing exhibitions. Planetarium and 4D shows carry an additional charge. More information on Hours and Admission.

Gen. Admission

Adults: $13

Senior (Ages 62+): $11

Children (Ages 3-12): $10 Get 50% Off April 2 - 6!


Explore Exhibitions

Explore the history behind South Carolina astronaut Charles Duke's Apollo 16 lunar mission and learn about scientists and engineers who have...
Suitable for All Ages
Included with Admission
Wheelchair Accessible
Make Some Noise: the Science of Sound engages guests of all ages in an interactive world of sound! Explore the way sound travels, how humans and...
Suitable for All Ages
Included with Admission
Wheelchair Accessible

Riverbanks Zoo Golden Ticket - Enter to Win

Guests visiting the museum from April 2 - 6 will have the opportunity to enter their name in a drawing to win a "Golden Ticket" in celebration of Riverbanks Zoon & Garden's 50th Anniversary on April 25! Learn more about the Golden Ticket Giveaway.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden 50 Wild Years 1974 - 2024 Logo
State Museum Planetarium with guests seated and one young girl pointing up at the milky way projected on the dome


Explore the universe and beyond in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina planetarium featuring a 55ft digital dome theater.

Explore the Planetarium

4D Theater Shows

New show! Explore the complex nature of some of the world’s most strange and mysterious ocean species in BBC Earth’s Shark: A 4D Experience®.
Additional Ticket Required
Assistive Listening Device
Captioning Available
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible
Museum Hours

The museum is closed today

Closed Monday
Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours:
Closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2024

Museum Location

South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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Museum Maps

Plan your way through our 4 floors of permanent and changing exhibitions, planetarium, observatory and 4D theater.

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