See What Your State Museum Has to Offer
*** Please note: Due to ongoing maintenance and renovation work areas of the museum, including some exhibition spaces and restrooms, may be temporarily closed. If you have concerns, please feel free to call 803-898-4978 during regular museum hours for up to date information on areas that may be impacted on the day of your planned visit. ***
The museum features four floors of permanent and changing exhibitions exploring the history, art, natural history and science and technology of South Carolina. As the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, guests are invited to visit our extensive galleries to immerse themselves in the story of the Palmetto State from pre-history to the modern day.
In addition to engaging exhibitions, the State Museum also offers visitors opportunities to be amazed and enthralled with special experiences in the 55ft digital dome BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium, the Boeing Observatory and the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Interactive Theater.