State Museum Offers Free General Admission to Evacuated Families


In support of South Carolina families currently under a mandatory evacuation order per Governor McMaster, the South Carolina State Museum will offer free general admission to families evacuating from the coastal region Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. As a public service to South Carolina the museum provides a safe and fun environment for families to spend time together while in the midlands.  

  • Thursday, Sept. 5 – Friday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 8, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Boeing Observatory, all four floors of the museum, Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr. 4D Theater* and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium* will be open and will be running normal shows including Fly Me to the Moon 4D and National Parks Adventure. Please visit for more information and show times.
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 greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm. 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 to learn more.
*Planetarium and 4D Theater require and extra fee.


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