Natural History

South Carolina is one of the most biologically diverse areas of the United States.
This is caused by a complex geologic history and sea and land environments that interacted over a long period of time, and continue to do so. This immense diversity is one aspect of the Palmetto State's charm.
Check out the museum's blog to learn more about objects in the museum's natural history collection!
The museum has two new shark models on display in our natural history gallery! Make sure to visit soon and see them. In the meantime, check out the super speedy behind-the-scenes video below to watch the new great white shark being installed.

Watch museum staff install a 13 ft great white shark model in superspeed!

 Natural History Curator, Dave Cicimurri, gives a tour of the museum's 2nd floor galleries!