We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
South Carolina State Museum
Ranked #4 of 108 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you visit the state museum on a Saturday, get there early before the kids start arriving around noon. Also as a note when we attended, there was a lot of construction so you need to park in the back and enter the museum from the back. The King Tut exhibit was open, but we did not go into that section. Instead we walked the three floors of the exhibit enjoying the large shark handing from the ceiling, the mastodon, the over grown armadillo, the textile industry exhibit, the old cars and the train set. There was also a hands on section which is where most of the kids gather. This is a great place to learn about science. Over all this is an excellent place to spend a half day learning about South Carolina, you will find it educational.

Thank OrlandoMouse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (523)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

350 - 354 of 523 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2014

This a large museum build inside a huge old brick mill. Has three large floors with various different exhibits a lot of teiiing you about the history of south carolina. Allow at least 2 hours.

Thank danonatt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 April 2014

There are 2 museums in the same building. We toured the Civil War museum first and then went to the other side for the State Museum. It is split into different sections and is on 4 different levels. We were there for 2.5 hours and still didn't see everything. Guess we will just have to go back!

Thank Jeanette M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We didn't like seeing the relatively high entrance fees for a STATE museum. Our state museum is free..... anyway, the exhibits were the same 'ole things...

Thank 92ncca
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Nice museum. Most exhibits are hands-on. The Science section especially has a huge room filled with things to play on while learning.

Thank Carrie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed South Carolina State Museum also viewed

 

Been to South Carolina State Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing