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Cosmically Cool Membership Discount – $15 OFF!

Become a South Carolina State Museum Member and SAVE $15 Off the membership rate!

South Carolina State Museum, Planetarium, Field Trips

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Enter discount code summer20 at checkout to save $15 off your membership



Offer valid for 24 Hours

Stay cosmically cool at the State Museum this Summer and enjoy FREE museum general admission for a special price.

Join today a and explore the exhibit, Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon for FREE!

All membership levels include:

  • Free unlimited general admission for one year.

  • Exclusive member previews of special exhibits and other member’s only opportunities including member appreciation events.

  • Free OR discounted tickets to planetarium and 4D shows and blockbuster exhibits.

  • 10% discount in the Cotton Mill Exchange. 

  • 10% discount in the Crescent Cafe. 

  • 20% discounts on museum programs, special museum events, kids camps and birthday parties.

  • Subscription to IMAGES quarterly magazine.

  • Biweekly Member’s e-Newsletters.

  • Opportunity to add-on the AstroKids Club (Family Basic Level and above).

Choose Your Membership Level

Individual – $49 – NOW $34

Membership benefits for one named adult, plus:
• 3 show tickets

Individual Plus One – $89 NOW $74

Membership benefits for one adult and one guest, plus:
• 6 show tickets.

Family BASIC – $99 – NOW $84

Membership benefits for two named adults and children or grandchildren under 18 in household, plus:
• +1 Guest option (this level of membership allows the card holder to bring a guest every
time they visit. Great for babysitters, grandparents or relatives.)
• Member discounts on show tickets
• Opportunity to add-on Astrokids Club

Family PLUS – $129 – NOW $114

Membership benefits for two named adults and children or grandchildren under 18 in household, plus:
• 12 show tickets
• FREE admission for two to over 250 museums nationwide plus member discount in allgift shops (ROAM)
• Opportunity to add-on Astrokids Club

Ambassador- $175 NOW $160

All the benefits of Family PLUS membership, plus:
• 12 additional show tickets (24 total).
• Six general admission guest passes.
• FREE admission for two at 650+ museums across North America (NARM).
• Subscription to Smithsonian Magazine.

Director’s Guild- $300 NOW $285

All the benefits of Ambassador membership, plus:
• 6 additional show tickets (30 total).
• Two special event tickets for museum events.*
• Two additional general admission guest passes (8 total).

Interested in higher level membership? Join the Friends of Finn!

*SCSM reserves the right to select events where free tickets can be redeemed.

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AstroKids Club

Have a budding astronomy enthusiast in your family? Or a child interested in space and the universe around us? Add-on the members-only AstroKids Club! For astronomy enthusiasts, aged 5-12, this club is a great opportunity to explore and learn more about space. Add-on to your membership today for only $25.

More Cosmic Fun

Museum members receive FREE or discounted tickets.