Pages Navigation Menu


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. Museum guests are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.

Upcoming Events and Virtual Programs

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.

Space Team Livestream
Tues., Aug. 3 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

Virtual Crafty Jammies Storytime – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Tues., Aug. 10 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 Hungry Caterpillar will make an appearance and help read a special bedtime story. Click HERE to learn more.

Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Thurs., Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook

Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page at the designated time listed above.

Friday Night Laser Lights, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, Things To DoFriday Night Laser Lights
Fri., Aug. 20
Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Friday Night Laser Lights returns for cosmically fun this summer. Enjoy special shows featuring lasers and CGI visuals choreographed to music inside the museum’s 55ft digital dome BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium. Click HERE to get tickets

Click HERE for more museum virtual content and resources