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 an Information Request to find out about our availability and current pricing, or how to set up a tour.


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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 -150 seated; 300 reception (All capacities may vary based on desired event layout)

Rental Information 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.