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South Carolina State Museum Planetarium

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Museum Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed. – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.


Call 803-898-4999 or email

Group Visits are perfect for camps, daycares, troops, reunions, churches, seniors, and etc. bringing 10 or more people. Come for an hour or stay for a fun-filled day of discovery.

The South Carolina State Museum is now in phase two of re-opening. Hours of operation have been expanded, meaning the museum is now open on Sundays. Please note: the museum is unable to offer First Sunday $1 general admission due to capacity restrictions.

The museum will also be managing our capacity to better meet social distancing needs.

*** Per City of Columbia Ordinanace No: 2021-008, guests aged 11 and above are required to wear a face covering..


Have a Group of 10 or More? Buy tickets at a discounted rate!

This pricing is ONLY available for groups of 10 or more guests. Not a group? Click HERE for admissions information. Are You a School Group? Click Here for field trip information!


*** Online Ticket Sales Are Currently Suspended. Please call 803-898-499 or email to book your visit ***

General Admission

Includes entry to 4 floors of gallery space and the Boeing Observatory.

Adult $7.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $6.95
Children (ages 3-12) $5.95



Explorer 1 Combo Ticket

Museum general admission + ONE planetarium and/or 4D theater show.

Adult $13.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $12.95
Children (ages 3-12) $11.95



Explorer 2 Combo Ticket

Museum general admission + TWO planetarium and/or 4D theater shows.

Adult $16.95
Senior (Ages 62 +) $15.95
Children (ages 3-12) $14.95




Add-On A Tour Experience

Self-guided Tours
Explore our galleries at your own pace.

Guided Tours
Experience an in-depth tour of the Museum’s exhibits led by a volunteer docent.

  • $15 fee for tour guide

  • Minimum of 10 people

  • Book at least 4 weeks prior to your visit

  • Tours available Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


The State Museum has ample free parking on site for cars and buses.

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Book Your Visit

Please submit a Group Visit Request Form and museum staff will be in touch to complete your reservation.

Group Visit Request Form