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Virtual Learning

Can't make to the museum for a field trip? Book a virtual learning experience with our museum educators!

The South Carolina State Museum offers FREE interactive virtual learning programs.

Each program is live with a specially trained museum educator with face-to-face interaction and live Q&A sessions.


Current Available Virtual Programs

Stellarium Sky Tour

Get ready to reach for the stars! This live educator-led program will take your students on an adventure in our very own night sky to learn about how the Earth moves, what kind of objects we might be able to see in our night sky, and the difference between stars, planets, and moons. We will use a combination of programs including Stellarium, Worldwide Telescope, and images to help explain these amazing concepts.

Length: 30 mins. (Please note: We do ask schools to block at least 45mins for troubleshooting checks.)

Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays only, at times customized for your teaching schedule.

Grade Focus: 4th grade but available for all


Observatory Solar Viewing Experience

See a live view of the Sun (weather permitting) from our observatory telescope. If it's cloudy, we have lots of cool space pictures to show. Your students will also interact with our astronomy educators and have a chance to ask their space questions.

Length: 30 mins

Availability: Tuesday through Friday at times customized for your teaching schedule

Grade focus: All


Observatory Night Sky Viewing Experience

Join our observatory manager for a special virtual night sky telescope viewing experience.

Length: 1 hour

Availability: Evenings by arrangement

Grade focus: All

To Book a Virtual Learning Experience

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