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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.

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.

As Covid-19 social distancing and face cover related guidance continues to be updated by the State of South Carolina (from the Governor’s Executive Orders, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and AccelerateSC), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Museum will update our policies accordingly.

The museum will continue to manage our capacity to better meet social distancing needs. Face coverings are strongly encouraged.


Call 803-898-4999 or email

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