Large adult penguin stands against a blue sky with a fuzzy baby penguin in front of it.
4D Theater, South Carolina State Museum, Snow, Open For Fun
4D Theater

Enjoy immersive film experiences featuring 3D visuals mixed with real world effects, including air bursts, seat movement, ankle ticklers and more.

Museum Hours

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

Plan Your Visit

Penguins 4D

Penguins 4D has closed, check out the museum's brand new show BBC Earth’s Shark: A 4D Experience®.

Narrated by award-winning actor David Tennant, this fascinating film takes viewers from the freezing Antarctic to the scorching tropics as it follows the story of one of nature’s most devoted parents – penguins! Featuring 3d visuals and immersive effects. 

© John Downer Productions Ltd, MMXIII. Photography Frederique Olivier/JDP © 2012

Show Run Time
12 mins
Additional Ticket Required
Assistive Listening Device
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible


Penguins, behind their feisty charm lies an amazing character.

These cheeky birds have to bring up their chicks against the most extraordinary odds.

Spy cams discover just how special they really are.

From the freezing antarctic, to the scorching tropics, this is the story of nature's most devoted parents, filmed as never before.