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Museum News

Museum Open Through New Year's Eve for Fascinating Fun

Museum Hours

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

Plan Your Visit

Need a break from the Holiday rush?

Visit the State Museum with friends and family for fascinating fun including four floors of exhibitions, digital dome planetariums shows, shopping in the museum store and much more!

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*Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Planetarium & 4D Theater Shows

Explore the beauty of the Northern Lights in Áróra, a digital dome planetarium experience. This immersive cinematic journey takes guests across remote...
4D Theater
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D returns to the State Museum for holidays! Experience this holiday classic like never before with immersive effects...
4D Theater
New show! Explore the complex nature of some of the world’s most strange and mysterious ocean species in BBC Earth’s Shark: A 4D Experience®.
Man in red suit and cap with white trim and fluffy white beard stands and waves with a large replica shark visible behind him

Santa Saturday

Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Visit the museum and meet Santa Claus on these special days! Plus, see a holiday show, shop in the museum store and more.

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Current Changing Exhibitions

Highlighting the 180,000 South Carolinians who served in World War II, this exhibition explores the powerful stories of the men and women who...
Included with Admission
Wheelchair Accessible
Explore the history behind South Carolina astronaut Charles Duke's Apollo 16 lunar mission and learn about scientists and engineers who have...
Suitable for All Ages
Included with Admission
Wheelchair Accessible
Make Some Noise: the Science of Sound engages guests of all ages in an interactive world of sound! Explore the way sound travels, how humans and...
Suitable for All Ages
Included with Admission
Wheelchair Accessible
The Holy Bible

Shop SC Themed Gifts

Visit the museum store, The Cotton Mill Exchange, and discover locally made SC themed gifts for friends and family.

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