COLUMBIA, S.C., March 23, 2022 – This April, the South Carolina State Museum invites guests to enjoy half-off general admission for kids aged 3-12 just in time for Spring Break. All month long the museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 lunar mission and South Carolina astronaut Charles Duke’s historic walk on the Moon with a new exhibition, planetarium show and more.
"There isn't a better time to visit the State Museum than 'Apollo April,' as we honor Charles Duke and the many South Carolinians who have helped propel us forward to the Moon and beyond," says Amy Bartow-Melia, South Carolina State Museum Executive Director.
Opening April 9, the new exhibition Apollo 16 & Beyond: South Carolina in Space highlights Duke and the Apollo 16 crew's experiences during the historic mission. Featured objects include items from Duke's NASA training, Apollo 16 artifacts and memorabilia celebrating the Lancaster, SC, native's return to his hometown.
Guests will also be able to enjoy, Man and the Moon, a new limited-run planetarium experience along with museum curator-led exhibition tours, kids rocket launching activity and more. A full schedule of "Apollo April" offerings is available on the museum's website.
As a special offer available only during Spring Break, April 9 -24, museum membership will be 10% off for visiting guests. Museum members receive free unlimited general admission, year-round discounts, and more.
Apollo 16 & Beyond: South Carolina in Space exhibition entrance is included with museum general admission or membership. General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is $8.95 for adults, $7.95 for Seniors, and, with the half-off discount, kids aged 3-12 are $3.45 during the month of April. Infants 2 and under are free. Planetarium and 4D theater shows are an additional charge.
The museum is open Tues. - Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sun. from Noon – 5 p.m. Please note, the museum will be closed on Easter, April 17th.
About the South Carolina State Museum: As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The State Museum is housed in one of its greatest artifacts, an 1894 old textile mill full of character and charm. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology that guests can experience. For more information about the museum, visit scmuseum.org.
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