Audience looks up at domed shaped image depicting bright green lights in the sky over a snowy landscape
Close up image of four people shown from a back/side profile as they look up to watch a projection of the Milky Way in a planetarium dome
Planetarium

The 55-foot digital dome BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium takes guests on journeys to the deepest reaches of space and beyond.

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Áróra

Save the Date! Returns Fall 2024

Explore the beauty of the Northern Lights in the new digital dome planetarium experience, Áróra! This immersive cinematic journey takes guests across remote Icelandic landscapes and into space to find and understand these mystical, eerie lights. 

During this award-winning show created by some of Iceland’s best-known scientists, writers, photographers and musicians, you will not only witness the beauty of the aurora above Earth, but also explore how these stunning displays of colors have also been seen on other planets and moons throughout our galaxy.  

Áróra also highlights how various communities across the world have tried to make sense of the Northern Lights by incorporating them into their folktales and mythology. While the aurora is very rarely seen as far south as South Carolina, you can join the dance of these mystical lights over the cold winter skies of Iceland from the comfort of the State Museum this holiday season.  

Showtimes listed are valid through the current month.

Note: Capacities are limited and shows can sell out. Purchasing tickets online ahead of time is encouraged.

Show Run Time
21 mins
Dates through
Additional Ticket Required
Assistive Listening Device
Captioning Available
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible
Show Times

This film is no longer showing at the museum.

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