Holiday Planetarium Lighting at State Museum


South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, USA


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Head over to the State Museum, then cross the bridge and enjoy restaurants in Cayce and West Columbia! We have miles of parks, cafes, antique and vintage stores, all just 1 mile away!
Due to limited capacities advance online ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Activities are included with museum general admission or membership. Planetarium and 4D shows require an additional charge. Due to limited capacities, advance online ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.
Holiday fun kicks off with health and safety precautions in place! In addition to extended operating hours, this evening will include showings of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D” and the planetarium experience, “Trans-Siberian Orchestra Laser Lights.” Plus, the Cotton Mill Exchange will be open for extra shopping time, kids can enjoy an ornament activity and Columbia Craft Brewery will be on site to offer tasty sips from a selection of their craft beers. At the end of the evening, the museum will invite guests outside 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.
Featured Holiday Shows:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D
Showing at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a special 4D version of the classic stop motion animated story with 3D visuals and interactive effects. Join Rudolph, Hermey the Elf and their friends on this epic adventure. Run time: 10 mins.
Trans Siberian Orchestra Laser Lights
Showing at 6:30 p.m.
In this sound and light entertainment show, laser lights will dance across the planetarium’s starry sky as guests are immersed in the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Run time: 30 mins.
For health and safety the museum is managing gallery and theater capacity, requiring social distancing, and has increased cleaning frequency. Per Gov. McMaster’s executive order, guests aged 3 and above are required to wear a face covering while visiting state buildings.

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