Museum Visit for Four with Optional $20 at the Gift Shop at the South Carolina State Museum (50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Museum details South Carolina’s culture, technology, and history with exhibits and artifacts ranging from ancient peoples to the civil war

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Museums are a great rainy day activity, and are more educational than going to the movies and cleaner than napping in puddles. Be smart about the weather with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $14 for four general admission tickets ($28 value)
  • $24 for four general admission tickets and $20 gift card to the Cotton Mill Exchange gift shop ($48 value)

Admissions grant access to the museum’s collection of permanent and revolving exhibits and artifacts (does not include blockbuster exhibits). Guests can then stock up on treasures from throughout South Carolina at the Cotton Mill Exchange gift shop.

South Carolina State Museum

Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts; not including blockbuster exhibits.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits and have previously featured artifacts from such entities as the Titanic, Civil War–era Charleston, or the 300 years of American-made telescopes, with each carefully monitored to ensure they contained just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

Customer Reviews

This museum is always renovating and adding more exhibits. It's a great place to take out-of-town guests!
Alison S. · October 18, 2014
It was an awesome day for the whole family! My great Aunt Maxie Eades wood bowl is on permanent display. To see that in person is a proud moment! To top it off the BBQ & Craft Brew Festival was going on, we loved our day!
Lisa B. · September 20, 2014
Great place to take your family especially if you have kids studying SC state history (3-5 grades).
Angie G. · September 6, 2014

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