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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.

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

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DON’T FORGET!
The State Museum offers daily planetarium and 4D theater showings.

 

Planetarium Show Schedule
4D Show Schedule

 

 


 

Second Shift TwosdaysSecond_Shift_Moon
Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m.
The museum is open late every Tuesday until 8 p.m. for Second Shift Twosdays. Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, special planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, evening viewing in the Observatory and more. Click HERE to learn more.
NEW! General admission is 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosdays! Plus, enjoy LIVE music in the Carolina Makers exhibit on the select Tuesdays nights throughout the summer!

 


 

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Wed., June 17 through Mon., June 22
Receive 20 % OFF purchases of $20 or more when you shop in the museum store starting this Wed, June 17. STATE MUSEUM MEMBERS: Receive an additional 10% OFF (for a total of 30%) when you show your membership card at the register. Click HERE to learn more.

Discounts do not apply to clearance items. Sale ends at 5 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015.

 


 

First Citizens First SundayFCSquare
Sun., July 5 from 12 to 5 p.m.
General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Citizens First Sunday! Included in general admission, guests can four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Click HERE to learn more.

 

 


 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show
Sat., July 11
Learn the value and stories behind your treasures at the Museum Road Show: Summer Edition. Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts in a variety of fields, including military memorabilia, fine art, textiles, furniture, jewelry and more, will be onsite offering informal verbal appraisals. NEW! Enjoy coffee and refreshments while you wait to meet our experts. There is a limit of four items per person. Click to learn more and get ticket information.

 


 

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Exhibit ReceptionPresidentAbrahamLincolnWashingtonDCNov81863
Tues., July 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come see the new Lincoln exhibition during a special Lincoln reception featuring the author of “The Age of Lincoln,” Dr. Vernon Burton. Dr. Burton will give a talk on Lincoln’s presidency and will sign copies of his book. Light refreshments will be available.

 

 


 

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Tues., July 14 starting at 5:00 p.m.
On July 14, the New Horizons spacecraft will be the closest it has ever been to Pluto, resulting in the first-ever detailed images of this dwarf planet. The State Museum will host a special night to celebrate the New Horizons mission, featuring a live webcast from NASA on the mission, a planetarium solar system show focusing on Pluto, night observing in the Boeing Observatory and more. Please note: there is an additional fee for the planetarium show.

 


 

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Thurs., July 30 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join the State Museum during a one-of-a-kind dining experience celebrating craft at its finest. In conjunction with the Carolina Makers art exhibition, the museum will host the first ever, Farm to Gallery dinner. Guests are invited to dine on locally grown foods and sip on locally sourced beverages—all surrounded by the masterful works of South Carolinian artisans and craftspeople. Enjoy live music and dine on handmade pottery and tables created strictly for this unique dinner. Click HERE to learn more and get ticket information.

 


 

Southeastern Toy Soldier Showtoysoldiershow
Sat., Aug. 8
Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day.

 

 

Want to see MORE upcoming events? Click HERE to see a full calendar!

 

   

The State Museum offers a variety of programs throughout the year with our annual signature events.

 

 

Museum Road ShowMuseum Road Show
Sat., July 11
Have you ever wondered if those items you found at the local flea market, antique shop, tag sale, or even in your basement and attic were actually worth something? Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite in a variety of fields to offer informal verbal appraisals at the Museum Road Show.

 

 


 

Southeastern Toy Soldier Showtoysoldiershow
Sat., Aug. 8
Exquisitely detailed military miniature figures or the little plastic G.I. Joes from your childhood, they’re all here at the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show. See, buy, or trade toy soldiers or other military miniatures from various periods of history and enjoy special museum programs presented during the day.

 

 


 

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Sept. 2015 
The South Carolina State Museum is kicks off the fall season with this annual event featuring South Carolina barbecue, live music, artist demonstrations and lots more!

 

 


 

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Oct. 2015
The museum’s annual Halloween tradition is back for lots of family fun! Featuring activities like: games and prizes, scavenger hunt, crafts, special shows and more!

 

 

 


 

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Dec. 2015
The State Museum is officially kicks-off each holiday season with an annual WinterFest celebration featuring great shopping, holiday shows and family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the month of December.

 

 

 

 

Want to see MORE upcoming events? Click HERE to see a full calendar!