South Carolina State Museum

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The South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) is revising its operating schedule to provide a safer environment for guests. This decision came after a surge in new COVID cases statewide.

Effective Jan. 18 through Feb. 28, the museum will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays each week, and open Wednesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

The Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Interactive Theater, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium and the Boeing Observatory will also be closed to on site guests during this time.

“Health and safety is our primary concern,” said State Museum executive director, Amy Bartow-Melia. “By making these operational updates, the museum can welcome guests into our spacious galleries while better minimizing potential risks. We also look forward to continuing our efforts to virtually reach out across the state through our popular online programs and other digital resources.”

Face coverings will continued to be required for museum staff and guests, per Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order. The museum will also manage daily visitor capacity levels to facilitate social distancing. Advance online ticket purchases at are highly encouraged, but not required.

In addition to offering four floors of exhibitions to explore, a variety of free virtual programs are also available throughout January and February, including:

  • Boeing Observatory Telescope Live Stream – Every Saturday Night via Facebook Live
  • Virtual Storytime: Crafty Jammies – 2nd Tuesday of every month via Zoom
  • Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour – 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month via Facebook

Visit the SCSM website to register for the online events.

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