South Carolina State Museum, Dinosuar, South Carolina, Family, Things to Do, Columbi

Become A Member

Your membership helps to support the State Museum and gives you great benefits all year.

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 and kids camps.
  • Access to exclusive travel opportunities curated by the Museum Travel Alliance, a consortium of museum and cultural institutions whose members share a passion for cultural travel.
  • Subscription to IMAGES quarterly magazine.
  • Biweekly Member’s e-Newsletters.


How to Become a Member:

Join Online

By phone:


On Site:

At the Admissions Desk


Send an Email


Are you a SC State Employee? Join through payroll deduction!

Learn More & Apply


Choose Your Level


Membership benefits for one named adult, plus:

  • 3 show tickets
Individual Plus One

Membership benefits for one adult and one guest, plus:

  • 6 show tickets
Family BASIC

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

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 all gift shops (ROAM)

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

All the benefits of Ambassador membership, plus:

  • 6 additional show tickets (30 total)
  • Two special event tickets for museum events (Note: SCSM reserves the right to select events where free tickets can be redeemed.)

  • Two additional general admission guest passes (8 total)
  • Two special event tickets for after hour events


Friends of Finn - Premium Membership Level

Join the Friends of Finn premium membership level and enjoy a year of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Exclusive Friends of Finn quarterly events
  • Four ticket to a museum special event of you choice
  • A gift membership to share with friends or family
  • Gift voucher to use towards a museum facility rental
  • and more!
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