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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





Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party

September 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s the State Museum’s annual autumn tradition— the Fall 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.










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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.







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October 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 explore four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including the brand new observatory and the new Robert B. Arial Collection of Historical Astronomy located on the fourth floor.

For an additional price, guests can experience the museum’s new planetarium and 4D theater, as well as the blockbuster exhibit, Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time.

Click HERE to learn more.