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South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
+1 803-898-4921
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Extra $$ for the feature exhibit

To little for the cost. You can see most of this by going to the State House or online. When the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaston, South Carolina
Museum, beautiful ming boggling one

person with connoisseur who are in Liberal arts will love this place. so cute and really artistic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
North Charleston, South Carolina
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The South Carolina State Museum is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. The State Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, is located along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
+1 803-898-4921
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To little for the cost. You can see most of this by going to the State House or online. When the Titanic exhibit or Egyptian exhibit was there, there was an extra charge. Complete waste of time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

person with connoisseur who are in Liberal arts will love this place. so cute and really artistic. amazing... this is historic... these kinds of things should be implemented in the school education..Arts and crafts should be promoted

Thank saisriorl
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Who would have known that boring Columbia has such a gem. Absolutely worth to spend a whole day or several days in it. For all age groups. History, science, culture, art .... There is something for everybody to explore here. And the first Sunday of...More

Thank mw123123
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Activities and sights for all ages. Favorite part was looking at the sun with a special telescope. My daughter was 4 when we visited and we had a nephew that was 8. It appealed to both.

1  Thank Shannon L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful museum. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We bought a membership and plan to go back soon and take our grandkids.

1  Thank Robin D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is a great place to visit. On our visit we learned the history, geography, and customs of SC. The planetarium was very nice. We ran out of time but will try the theatre next time.

1  Thank Joann P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The museum is open until 6:00 p.m. We went after 3:30 and got in half price. Full price to me was pricey when you are with a family. The Confederate Relic Room was an additional charge so we didn't tour that. There are four floors...More

2  Thank DonnaZ597
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I had high hopes for the museum, but was really let down by what I found. First, I thought the admission high for what it was. Secondly, the exhibits were rather hodge podge and didn't seem to have a cohesive theme. I was very disappointed.

1  Thank Whitneyite
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This museum houses so many varied items which reflect the history and culture of South Carolina. They have included hands-on items and short videos as well. I was in awe of the many exhibits with authentic items from Carolina's past. From young children to seniors,...More

1  Thank Janice P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very interest exhibits. Lots to do. Kids and family friendly! Wear sneakers or walking shoes!! Kids museum in same parking lot.

Thank Cathy S
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6 June 2017|
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Response from ZeldaMcSC | Reviewed this property |
Yes. FYI, Admission to the Civil War relics room and the downstairs gallery is free.
22 May 2017|
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Response from sam n | Reviewed this property |
There is a package that we got when went that included the main museums and attractions. I seem to remember that if you wanted to see more than 3 of the offered attractions the package became worthwhile.
David H
19 January 2017|
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Response from stanley824 | Reviewed this property |
There are interactive exhibits at the museum for children. If at child is at the age of five, it would a fun visit. Edventure is a great for younger children. A lot of interactive activities at Edventure and children can be... More