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Fill in the Gap

Nov 20, 2018 - May 26, 2019

​Fill in the Gap is a unique exhibit featuring objects that have been acquired between 2013 and 2018. This addition to the State Museum's diverse collection reflects the individuality of South Carolina artists tied with elements in state history. This exhibition includes items from all disciplines represented in the museum’s collection of over 100,000 artifacts, including fossil finds,...

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Holiday House Tours

Nov 20, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Experience the holiday season with Historic Columbia on a guided holiday tour of the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion! Experience the holiday season with Historic Columbia on a guided holiday tour of the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion! Guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience traditions in both historic homes between...

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In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the State Museum is opening a new exhibit, Saturday, Aug. 25, showcasing artifacts and fossils from its collection from the past 30 years. One iconic artifact or fossil, like the now famed Saber-Tooth Cat Skull, from each year since the State Museum’s grand opening in 1988 will be on display, some for the very first time. This 30th Anniversary exhibit...

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This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

In the State Museum’s newest exhibit, South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865-1876 opening, Saturday, March 31, guests will explore life for South Carolinians during Reconstruction, a time of fundamental social, economic and political change. The end of the Civil War in 1865 may have given nearly 4 million slaves their freedom, but as guests will experience, the process of creating that...

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Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4D

Nov 20, 2018 - May 24, 2019

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A mammoth new Ice Age branded 4D theatrical Experience, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4D, is showing Saturday, May 26 at the South Carolina State Museum 4D Theater.   This eye-popping adventure follows the beloved prehistoric squirrel Scrat on an epic odyssey in time-travel. From the Colosseum of Ancient Rome to the disco dance floor, Scrat survives everything from Excalibur to the Titanic as...

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