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SC State Museum February Calendar of Events

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sensory Friendly Day, Today, February 8

Today is Sensory Friendly Day at the State Museum. Visitors with special needs will be able to enjoy a less crowded environment, designated quiet areas, light and sound reduction when possible, and extra staff and volunteers in the exhibits. Regular museum admission & regular show admission required. South Carolina students and teachers receive free admission if pre-registered with their school. To sign up as an individual or field trip through a school, call (803) 898-4999 or email groupvisits@scmuseum.org. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.


Last Chance to Experience the Musicians and Songwriters Guild of SC Live during Second Shift Twosday, and Laser Beatles, Feb. 9

Jeff Liberty of the Musicians and Songwriters Guild of South Carolina will be performing live one last time inside the Carolina Makers art exhibition in the Lipscomb Gallery from 6 – 8 p.m.  Also, experience Laser Beatles: Across the Universe in the South Carolina State Museum’s BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium during Second Shift Twosday at 7 p.m., only during the month of February.


The entire museum is always open during Second Shift Twosdays, which takes place every Tuesday evening from 5 – 8 p.m.  Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.


Kick-off Valentine’s Day weekend with “That’s Amore Y’all”, Friday, Feb. 12

Spend the evening with the State Museum February 12, from 6 – 9 p.m. Guests will be able to take tours through the museum galleries, enjoy special Cosmic Love Stories in the planetarium, and get an up close look at the stars in the observatory. All featuring sweet treats from Evolution Through Chocolate, savory bites, local craft beer, wine and more*. Admission is $15 for public and $12 for museum members. Tickets available for purchase at scmuseum.org.


Admission Includes:

[if !supportLists]        [endif]A special planetarium show, Cosmic Love Stories, featuring celestial love stories from Greek Mythology

[if !supportLists]        [endif]Tours through museum galleries and exploring notable romantic relationships throughout our state’s history:

[if !supportLists]o   [endif]Discover artifacts from great love stories

[if !supportLists]o   [endif]Explore South Carolina wedding customs

[if !supportLists]        [endif]Entry into the Boeing Observatory for look through the telescope to explore the night sky (weather permitting)

[if !supportLists]        [endif]A self-guided ROMANce tour of Julius Caesar and RomCom trailers

*food, chocolate and beer not included in ticket price


State Museum Open on President’s Day

The South Carolina State Museum will be open on President’s Day (Monday, Feb., 16) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  There is something fun and exciting for guest of all ages at the State Museum, including a variety of planetarium and 4D shows, solar viewing in the observatory and four floors of permanent and changing exhibits.   Visit scmuseum.org to start planning your visit.


Connect with Us                                                        

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.  

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