South Carolina State Museum - Planetarium

301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201


Fly through the universe in your virtual spaceship!  Enjoy a concert set to a dazzling laser light show like you were actually there!  The largest dome in the state, the Museum’s Digital Dome Theater will be a totally immersive environment that surrounds viewers with stunning multi-media images and digital sound design.
The 125-seat South Carolina State Museum Digital Dome Theater will be built for presenting educational and entertaining programs about art, music, earth sciences and astronomy, to name a few. The digital projector will recreate the night sky on the dome and simulate motion to allow visitors to virtually orbit planets and move through the heavens. The 55-foot dome-shaped projection screen will display the complex motions of the sky as well as music and art programs, and theater and laser light shows. Closed-circuit television also will allow real-time experiences, either from the Museum’s Observatory or from NASA downlinks.


Mon., Wed. -Fri.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues.: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Sun.: 12 - 5 p.m. 


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