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35th Anniversary

The museum is turning 35 and we are hosting a variety of upcoming celebratory events, programs and more to celebrate!

Museum Hours

Open today from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Plan Your Visit

Happening at the Museum

Sat., Nov. 4 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Celebrate 35 years since the South Carolina State Museum first opened with a special day featuring live music, tours, a new exhibition and more.

New Exhibition | Opening Sat., Nov. 4

See objects, artwork, fossils and more highlighting the museum's 35 year history and exploring what we have planned for the future.

35th Anniversary Member Morning

Sat., Nov. 4 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Museum members are invited to an exclusive 35th Anniversary event just for them featuring a lightweight breakfast, access to a brand new exhibition, a special take-home gift, and more. Not a member? Join Today!

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Our State, Our Stories Podcast

Developed to coincide with the museum's 35th anniversary, this new series explores stories that uncover South Carolina's rich past through in-depth looks at the museum's collection, behind-the-scenes peeks, and more.

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