Pre – Eclipse Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum

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Pre – Eclipse Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 10:00 pm

Pre – Eclipse (Fri. – Sun.) Weekend Tickets
Museum Open Fri., Aug. 18 – Sun., Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. each day
Please Note
Weekend tickets do not include museum admission on the day of the solar eclipse.

Pre-Eclipse Weekend Tickets include:

General admission to 4 floors of permanent and changing exhibit galleries featuring South Carolina art, science & tech, natural history and cultural history.

Special astronomy and space exhibits.

Special eclipse education pop-up stations and tours.

Solar Eclipse glasses provided by SCE&G (in preparation for August 21, 2017)

Access to a special Planetarium Eclipse Show, Shadows from Space.

NEW ADDITION! Access to an evening planetarium show featuring a live musical performance by The Lovely Few. The band will perform their original music, which is space-themed, to choreographed visuals on the planetarium dome featuring planets, constellations, and an eclipse simulation. (Sat. and Sun. Only)

NEW ADDITION! Access to NASA Langley’s Centennial Experience Trailer showcasing 100 years of historic accomplishments with a variety of NASA artifacts, audiovisual technology and unique 3D imagery and more.

Access to the Robert B. Ariail Telescope Gallery and Boeing Observatory.

Access to a 4D theater movie showing of, The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®

Admission to the current blockbuster exhibition, Savage Ancient Seas

Guests will also have access to:

4,000 sq. ft. South Carolina Gift store, the Cotton Mill Exchange

Food available for purchase at the Crescent Café

Bathrooms on every floor

Free parking (for guests and buses)


Each ticket is valid for ONE DAY of museum admission. If you wish to attend all 3 weekend days, you will need to purchase tickets for each day.

Tickets for the general public.
Adults: $15
Seniors (65 & above): $15
Children (3 -12): $12

Includes ALL add-on attractions.
Adults: $5
Seniors (65 & above): $5
Children (3 -12): $5

For groups of 10 or more.
Adults: $13
Seniors (65 & above): $13
Children (3 -12): $10


August 18 @ 10:00 am
August 20 @ 10:00 pm
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South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201 United States


South Carolina State Museum


To view events in the Midlands happening before the Total Eclipse Weekend, visit our Pre-Eclipse Weekend Events page.