Total Solar Eclipse Day at the South Carolina State Museum

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Total Solar Eclipse Day at the South Carolina State Museum

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Note: This event is now sold out! Check out the other eclipse events happening all over the Columbia, S.C. region:

Museum Open Mon., Aug, 21 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Solar Eclipse Day Tickets include:

Special appearance by South Carolina native and Apollo 16 astronaut, Gen. Charles Duke. In addition to being CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) during the Apollo 11 Moon landing, in April 1972 Duke became the tenth man to walk on the Moon during Apollo 16.

Reserved common area outside the museum for safe viewing of the total solar eclipse (with access to restrooms and water)

Solar Eclipse viewing glasses provided by SCE&G (Remember, looking directly at a solar eclipse could damage your eyes!)

Special astronomy and space exhibits.

Special eclipse education pop-up stations and tours

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

When the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, the world changes. Journey into space to see what causes this magnificent celestial display, which everyone here in Columbia will enjoy on Aug. 21, 2017.

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

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

Guests will also have access to:

Food and drinks available for purchase

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

Bathrooms on every floor

Parking options available

Ticket Pricing
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Questions? Please email

Adults: $29.95
Seniors (65 & above): $29.95
Children (3 -12): $24.95

Must present member card on arrival.
Adults: $23.95
Seniors (65 & above): $23.95
Children (3 -12): $19.95

For non-school groups of 10 or more.
Adults: $27.95
Seniors (65 & above):$27.95
Children (3 -12): $22.95



This event will be handing out free eclipse glasses to guests, while supplies last. Available on event date and time only.

Located at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, S.C.


August 21
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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South Carolina State Museum


South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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