Discover Something New
Looking for a more in-depth look at the museum's collection, or just curious to know more about a variety of subjects? Check out our Deeper Dive articles created and developed by the museum's subject matter experts! Search below to find what most interests you.
Sort by Publish Date
1 - 12 of 35
Learn more about an interesting addition to the museum's art collection: a collection of replica mini-buildings modeled after ancient wonders of the world - but made of concrete!
Did you know the largest artifact at the South Carolina State Museum is its building? Read on to learn more about how the world's first electric powered textile mill became a museum.
The Observatory at the State Museum is home to an historic Alvan Clark refracting telescope, read on to discover how a 3,500 pound telescope made it from the 14th floor of a building in New York City all the way to the South Carolina.
By Paul Matheny, Director of Collections While the museum has an estimated 1.1 million objects in its collection, it is important for our team to...
Fall in America is a time for football, baseball, cornhole and other games. Thousands of years ago, people in America were even more passionate about the game of chunkey, also called tchung-kee.
The South Carolina State Museum recently acquired the cast skeleton of an extinct bird called Parahesperornis (“alongside western bird”).
The museum recently filled one notable gap in our South Carolina Pottery and Ceramic Art collection earlier this year by acquiring an Edgefield face vessel made between 1855 – 1865.
Scientists from the McWane Science Center and the South Carolina Stae Museum are pleased to announce the discovery of a new fossil shark species.
Science & Technology
An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 10th. Learn more about this type of eclipse and whether or not we will be able view it here in South Carolina.
Science & Technology
The State Museum delves into the world of virtual reality by presenting its first ever VR/360 Planetarium Sky Tour presentation in 4K.
Team of Scientists, including SC State Museum Curator, discover two new 40 to 65 million-year-old fossil shark species in the Southeastern U.S.
Learn more about one of the South Carolina State Museum's most recognizable objects: The Best Friend of Charleston.