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Become a Member

Join the fun and save all year when you become a member of the State Museum!

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 show tickets (each ticket is valid for your choice of one 4D theater or planetarium show).

  • Discounted Blockbuster Exhibit admission.

  • 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.


Are you a SC State Employee? Become a member through Payroll Deduction!

Choose Your Level

Individual – $49

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

Individual Plus One – $89

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

Family BASIC – $99

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

Family PLUS – $129

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)

Ambassador- $175

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

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).
• Two special event tickets for after hour events.

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

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

To Join



join by phone at 803.898.4937


join at the Admissions Desk on your next visit to the State Museum