Holiday Planetarium Lighting

December 1, 2022

Holiday fun returns to the State Museum!

In addition to extended operating hours, this special evening will include showings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D and the planetarium experience, Winter Stars Live Sky. Plus, the Cotton Mill Exchange will be open for extra shopping time, kids can enjoy a special craft and guests can enjoy night-sky viewing in the Observatory (weather permitting).

Local food truck, Phantom Chicken, will also be on site with food available for purchase.

At the end of the evening, the museum will invite guests outside at 6:45 p.m. to see the ‘lighting’ of the planetarium dome as it is transformed into a giant snow globe with the help of our partners at Ambient Media: Event Lighting, Sound and Displays. The dome will light up every night after dark throughout the holiday season.

Museum General Admission for this event is PAY AS YOU MAY
Museum members receive free general admission. We are leaving it up to our non-member guests to set their own general admission price for this evening! $1, $5, $10 or free – it is your choice. General admission includes access to all four floors of exhibition space. 4D and Planetarium shows will carry a set ticket price of $5 each ($4 for members). Proceeds from PAY AS YOU MAY go to the South Carolina State Museum Foundation in support of museum educational programs.