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State Museum Announces New Spring Savings Pass to Experience Rio in 4D and More

Debuts new planetarium show, From Earth to the Universe

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 4, 2016 – The South Carolina State Museum will be full of fun family adventures this spring. Take a trip to the beach in the Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr., 4D Theater with Rio: The 4D Experience. Discover four floors of South Carolina art, history, natural history and science and technology.  Explore deep space with a brand new planetarium show, From Earth to the Universe in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium opening March 19. Guests can experience it all with a brand new Spring Savings Pass exclusively on sale now through April 30, 2016. In addition, award winning artist and author, Clay Rice will visit the museum for silhouette cutting portrait sessions, March 30.

The Spring Savings Pass includes the following:

 

  • Admission to the exciting 4D theater movie, RIO: the 4-D Experience
  • Admission to a planetarium show
  • Admission to the blockbuster exhibit,Julius Caesar: Roman Military Might and Machines
  • Admission to four floors of fascinating exhibits on South Carolina history, art, natural history and science and technology
  • 10% off in the Cotton Mill Exchange and Crescent Cafe

 

The 2016 Olympics is headed to Rio de Janeiro this summer, but you can get a sneak peak of this beautiful country at the State Museum. Rio: The 4D Experience is now playing in the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. Theater.  Guests will get to embark on an adventure of a lifetime dodging beach balls, umbrellas, carnival floats and more as two captured macaws work to find their way back home.  For a list of showtimes visit scmuseum.org. Click here for a special preview of Rio: The 4D Experience.

Starting March 19, guests can take a visually breathtaking voyage through time and space in From Earth to the Universe, a new show debuting in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium.  This 30 minute, kid friendly show explores deep space, travels to the birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and goes beyond the Milky Way to unexplored galaxies. For tickets and a list of showtimes for this new show and all other planetarium shows visit scmuseum.org.

Award winning artist and children’s book author Clay Rice will be at the South Carolina State Museum for silhouette cutting portrait sessions, March 30, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can purchase a personal silhouette keepsake made by one of the most popular silhouette artists in the state. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Silhouette cuttings are $42 for two copies of the same person and $10 for each for additional copy. Please call (803) 898-4978 or visit scmuseum.org to make an appointment.

Purchase your Spring Savings Pass at the State Museum or online at scmuseum.org for $18 adults, $17 seniors and $16 children.  The State Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday*; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday – Friday; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday; and 12 – 5 p.m., Sunday.  *The Boeing Observatory is open until 10 p.m. each Tuesday. Observing is dependent on clear skies.

 

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 old textile mill full of character and charm.  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 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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