Planetarium Lobby

Planetarium Lobby

Out of This World Ambiance

With stunning views of the Congaree Vista and Gervais Street, the Planetarium Lobby at the State Museum is a popular space for weddings, evening receptions, and parties. Lights shine from the floor to ceiling on the glass walls that enclose the planetarium making for a unique and modern atmosphere. A ground floor outdoor terrace connects to the Planetarium Lobby entrance allowing your guests to have a breath of fresh air.

For larger events, try combining this space with museum's Main Lobby and/or Mezzanine.

Our museum special events team is ready to help make your event memorable. Submit a Reservation Request Form below to book your date or send us an email to set up an appointment to see our spaces.


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Phone: 803.898.4901

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Planetarium Lobby Information

Special Features


Outdoor terrace

Four-story glass walls


Museum Extra: Planetarium Add-On

Space Details


Availability - Evening

Size - 7,000 sq. ft.

Capacity - 200 seated; 400 reception

Rental Reservation Request

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event at the South Carolina State Museum. Please Note: Completion of this form does not guarantee a reservation. Allow 1-2 business days for a response from an events staff representative to reply. Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with tours offered by appointment only.