South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina, Museum, Attraction, Planetarium, Observatory, 4D Theater, Exhibitions

Museum Mission


Through innovative partnerships, comprehensive collections, and stimulating exhibits and programs, The South Carolina State Museum provides educational environments that entertain, inspire imagination and creativity, and enrich the lives of visitors.



The South Carolina State Museum is an ever-changing, innovative institution reflecting the essence and diversity of South Carolina, a catalyst for the cultural and educational development of our state and a model among museums nationally.



We are committed to our Guests.
We value creativity, integrity, scholarship and innovation.
We are committed to the educational improvement of all of South Carolina’s school children.
We provide opportunities for people to learn and have fun.
We create an open, learning, engaging environment for families and community to gather.