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The South Carolina State Museum hosts a wide range of fun and fascinating events and programs throughout the year. There is always something new to see and do on every visit.



The State Museum offers daily planetarium and 4D theater showings.


Planetarium Show Schedule

4D Show Schedule




Featured upcoming events and programs:


Battle of the Bulge Veterans Meet and GreetBattle of the Bulge

August 31 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Meet Battle of the Bulge Veterans at the State Museum! This event will commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which takes place this December. More than 30 Battle of the Bulge veterans will be on site at the museum to sign autographs and will be available to speak with museum guests.

In addition, military reenactors from Military Timeline Impression will be at the museum with displays, equipment and military vehicles from World War II from 12 – 5 p.m. The meet and greet will take place in the lobby and on the front grounds of the State Museum and is free to the public.






International Observe the Moon NightInternational Observe the Moon Night

September 6 from 7 to 11 p.m.
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. Join State Museum staff in the state-of-the-art Boeing Observatory for a close-up look at the Moon. Admission for this event is FREE to the public.







Fall Festival and Pickin’ PartyFallFestLogo

September 20
It’s the State Museum’s annual autumn tradition— the Fall Heritage Festival & Pickin’ Party! With mouth-watering barbecue on the menu and some of the best of South Carolina’s musical and traditional folk art talent, guests will enjoy a day filled with fall activities for the whole family! Click here to learn more.










Museum Road ShowMuseum Road SHow

October 11
This annual signature event offers guests informal (verbal) appraisals of a variety of objects. Museum curators and local experts will be on hand not only to discuss items, but also to provide tips on caring for the objects. Click here to learn more.