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State Museum Launches Patriotic Laser Show in Time for Independence Day

The South Carolina State Museum is celebrating America with a new 30 minute laser show showing in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium now through July 10.

The Laser Salute to America celebrates the spirit of America and honors its heroes through patriotic songs by various artists set to laser lights, including: “Only In America” by Brooks & Dunn, “R.O.C.K. in the USA” by John Mellencamp, “Living in America” by James Brown and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly” by South Carolina’s own Aaron Tippin. For a list of show times and more information visit scmuseum.org.

General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Citizens First Sunday July 3. Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price.

The museum will be open Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

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