Mom and 2 daughters stand look at a white, early 20th century vintage car on display at the SC State Museum


Join us for another year of fun exhibitions, programs and more.

Renew your membership and enjoy another year of fun and savings at 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 Renew:

Member Portal

By phone:


On Site:

At the Admissions Desk


Send an Email

Choose Your Level

Online Renewals are now going through the Member Portal! If you haven't already, be sure to sign up with your Visual ID, the number under your barcode on your most recent membership card. Call or Email the membership department if you need help locating your most recent number. 


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.