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Sensory Friendly Day at SC State Museum Feb 8

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South Carolina State Museum is holding a Sensory Friendly Day on Monday, February 8th from 9am- 5pm!

Sensory Friendly Day at the museum is for schools and families with special needs. On this day visitors will be able to enjoy a less crowded environment, designated quiet areas, light and sound reduction when possible, and extra staff and volunteers in the exhibits. School groups and families with special needs are invited to share this time and space with others facing similar challenges in a safe, understanding environment.

Guests are encouraged to bring equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, noise reducing headphones, and other technology.


  • Special sensory-friendly BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium showings of Earth, Moon, and Sun at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 4:30pm.
  • Special Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Theater showings of Rio: The 4D Experience will be at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 4pm.
  • If it is a sunny day, solar viewing in the Boeing Observatory from 11:30am-12:30pm. PLUS live solar images will be projected on the screens throughout the day.
  • FREE Sensory Centers located on each floor of the museum with hands-on and adaptive materials representing museum exhibits.
  • A FREE interactive and Adaptive Art class at 4pm with SC Autism Volunteers.
 Regular museum admission & regular show admission required. Click HERE to see museum hours and ticket prices.
Don’t forget homeschoolers receive FREE general admission to the State Museum when they present their association cards or student identification letter.  Only one Homeschool parent (the primary teacher) receives free general admission; additional adults will be charged for general admission.*

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