Grab your friends and visit the museum after-hours for holiday shopping, South Carolina food product tastings, and samples of local beer and wine in the Cotton Mill Exchange during Tasting Tuesdays.
FREE Tastings and Samples This Week:
- Nana’s Pralines
- Olde Colony Bakery
- Swamp Cabbage Brewery
- Windy Hill Orchard Hard Cider
- Mercer House Winery
Other offerings during Second Shift Tuesday this week:
- Visits with Santa.
- Printmaking Demonstrations in Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooperwith Columbia artist, Gene Speer.
- Christmas Laser Fantasy: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – This dramatic holiday laser light show features a colorful display of laser lights choreographed to popular Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music. Showtime: 7 p.m.
Bright Star Theater Plays, Dec. 22
Bright Star Theater Company will entertain guests with two holiday plays for all ages to enjoy. “Holidays around the World” will start at 11:00 a.m. and “A Dickens Tale” will start at 2:00 p.m. The Crescent Café will have hot chocolate and cookies available for purchase during the plays.
State Museum Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The South Carolina State Museum will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25. We will reopen Saturday, December 26 at 10 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.