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Museum Open on MLK Day, Jan. 15!

The State Museum is OPEN FOR FUN on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

South Carolina State Museum Planetarium

What to See and Do at the State Museum:

4D Theater

The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®Lego the Movie
Emmet and his Master Builder friends return in The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®, where they are faced with the harrowing task of defeating power-hungry villain Risky Business! Run time: 15 mins.

Showtimes and tickets

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Planetarium Shows

From Earth to the Universe
While we humans have barely taken our first steps into space, our curiosity has driven us to develop the tools to peer far beyond the planets and stars that greet us every evening. Our efforts have been richly rewarded with sights more magnificent than we could ever have imagined. Take a visually breathtaking journey through our solar system, interstellar space, and beyond as we travel from Earth to and through the Universe. Show Run Time: 30 mins.


Earth, Moon and Sun planetarium
This kid-friendly planetarium show, explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun. Learn why the Sun rises and sets, examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses and explore past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Show Run Time: 25 mins.

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South Carolina’s First Astronaut Charles Duke and the Apollo MissionsSouth Carolina's First Astronaut Charles Duke Exhibit

Trace General Charles Duke’s time at NASA during the Apollo missions with this exhibit featuring objects from Duke’s Apollo 16 missions and more.

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South Carolina State Museum, Megalodon, Natural HistoryNatural History Gallery
Explore the ancient past of the palmetto state when you vsist the museum’s Natural History gallery on the second floor. Make sure to say hello to Finn, the giant Megalodon, and Gladys the Glyptodont.



Solar ObservingBoeing Observatory
Open all weekend
Take an up-close look at the the Sun in the State Museum’s sate-of-the-art Boeing Observatory. Solar observing is dependent on clear skies, but even if the weather is poor you can still visit the observatory and see the historic 1926 Alvan Clark telescope!


While You Visit

Cotton Mill Exchange

Visit the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange, for a wide variety of unique SC themed gifts and products from jewelry, art, clothing, gourment food and more. Click here to learn more.

Eat and Drink
The Crescent Cafe offers a menu of delicious food, drink and even something for your sweet tooth!. Click here to learn more.