What to Explore at the museum?
From permanent galleries focused on history, art, natural history and science and technology to engaging changing exhibitions, the museum is the best place to discover the richness of the Palmetto State - all under one roof!
Guests are invited to visit the South Carolina State Museum and enjoy four floors of fascinating displays that journey through time and space from pre-history to the modern day. Not able to visit in person? That's Okay, the museum offers engaging online exhibitions to enjoy and a full catalog of traveling displays available for local libraries, community centers and other museums to host.
Featured Changing Exhibitions
Show and Tell: Recent Acquisitions at the State Museum
See objects, artwork and more in this exhibition featuring selected recent acquisitions at the museum. From shark jaws to handcrafted pottery, there is something for every guest to enjoy.
Traveling Exhibitions Program
Did you know the museum offers traveling exhibitions for display at schools, community centers, museums, and other cultural institutions?