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South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, Exhibitions

The South Carolina State Museum is committed to continuing to fulfill our mission to providing educational environments that entertain and inspire. See below for new and upcoming programs – onsite and online.

Please Note: for health and safety the museum is managing gallery and theater capacity, requiring social distancing, and has increased cleaning frequency. Per City of Columbia Ordinance, guests aged 11 and above are required to wear a face covering.


Upcoming Events and Virtual Programs

Mother’s Day at the State Museum
Sun., May 9 from noon – 5 p.m.

Mom’s receive FREE general admission to the museum on Mother’s Day. Enjoy an afternoon with family friends exploring 4 floors of amazing exhibits! Add a planetarium show for only an extra $5 each. Click HERE to get tickets.


Our Vulnerable Democracy: Past, Present and Future (Virtual Series)
May 10 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Working with partner organizations, this three-part virtual program series will explore historical connections to recent events in our country that have revealed vulnerabilities in our democratic framework and offer opportunities for discussion and dialog on how we can move forward together. Click HERE to register.


Virtual Crafty Jammies Storytime – Taco Dragon
Tues., May 11 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month Taco Dragon will make an appearance and help read a special bedtime story. The program is free, but registration is required. Click HERE to learn more.


Space Team Livestream
Tues., May 18 at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook

Join State Museum astronomy and space educators for an evening learning all about the universe. Covering a variety of topics and featuring images captured from the museum’s Boeing Observatory telescope. Click HERE to learn more


State Employee Discount Week
Tues., May 18 – Sat., May 22

To show our appreciation, all SC State Employees will receive 10% off purchases in The Cotton Mill Exchange this week! State Employees who are also State Museum Members will receive a total of 20% off purchases. Not a member? Join Today! Click HERE to learn more


Virtual Sky Tour
Thurs., May 27 at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook

Join State Museum Planetarium Manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month as she takes viewers on a virtual planetarium sky tour across our solar system and beyond. Check out the museum’s Facebook page to access the new episode.


Summer Camps 2021 Title GraphicSummer Camps
June, July and August

Summer Camps are back at the State Museum for ages 6 – 12! These week-long camps focus on a different subject each day including natural history, astronomy, art, S.T.E.A.M and more. Click HERE to learn more.


Virtual Crafty Jammies Storytime – The Cat in the Hat
Tues., June 8 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month The Cat in the Hat will make an appearance and help read a special bedtime story. The program is free, but registration is required. Click HERE to learn more.


South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, ExhibitionsSecond Saturday Member Morning
Sat., June 12 from 9 – 11 a.m.

State Museum members are invited to enjoy exclusive, members-only access to explore the museum this Summer! Members can enjoy time in the exhibit galleries before the museum opens to the general public and more. Click HERE to learn more.

Click HERE for more museum virtual content and resources