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Museum Newsroom: Friday Night Laser Lights; Museum Roadshow

Monday, August 22, 2016

Friday Night Laser Lights, Friday August 26

The State Museum will host the third and final Friday Night Laser Lights of the season and due to the success of the past two events an additional  show has been added to the schedule. Guests will experience dazzling full-color and totally immersive laser shows set to some top artists. Doors open at 6 p.m. for four different shows. Guests can choose from The Eagles at 7 p.m., Jimi Hendrix at 8 p.m., Metallica at 9 p.m. and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 10 p.m. Delicious hand-crafted and artisan quality barbeque from City Limits Q food truck will be available for purchase. Other concessions available for purchase inside the museum. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages sponsored by K&W Beverage will also be available for purchase.  Limited seating available and most shows will sell out before Friday. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online at scmuseum.org.

Museum Roadshow: Summer Edition, Saturday, August 27

The Museum Roadshow: Summer Edition, is back this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the stories and value of their heirlooms and artifacts from experts in a variety of fields who will be on-site offering informal, verbal appraisals. New this year, in conjunction with the blockbuster exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?, the museum will partner with Richland Library to hold a genealogical workshop that will include working with African-American and Native American genealogical information. Professionals from Crawford Conservation will also be available to provide guests with information about caring for and preserving artifacts. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

Talk About Giving: Philanthropy Across Cultures, Saturday, August 27

Guests are invited to join Central Carolina Community Foundation at the State Museum from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. to  celebrate the various cultures that strengthen our community through their philanthropy at a panel discussion, “Talk About Giving: Philanthropy Across Cultures.” Come and listen to panelists that represent different cultures and races as they share their stories of giving and the power of giving back. This panel is presented as part of the blockbuster exhibit RACE: Are We So Different?, and in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month. All guests attending will receive a free day pass to the South Carolina State Museum and the RACE exhibit. Click here to learn more about the panel

Last Weekend To See Rio The 4D Experience

The Summer Olympics might be over, but guests of the  State Museum still have time to travel to Rio de Janeiro in the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Theater. Rio The 4D Experience will take guests on the adventure of a lifetime dodging beach balls, umbrellas, carnival floats, and beach-goers as two blue macaws try to escape the claws of an evil cockatoo. This unexpected duo takes you on a thrilling 4-D journey through Rio de Janeiro, finding courage, friendship and love along the way. Rio The 4D Experience will end Thursday, September 1. Visit scmuseum.org for a list of show times or to purchase tickets.


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We would be happy to work with you to set up a story or provide you with more information about any of the items listed above. For more information, please contact our public relations manager, Jared Glover, at (803) 348-6010 (c), (803) 898-4948 (o) or jared.glover@scmuseum.org 


About the South Carolina State Museum: As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum, offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista.  The State Museum is housed in one of its largest artifacts, an 1894 former textile mill listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

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