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Museums Near Columbia

Museums are a wonderful way to spend the day with your family. Not only are there interesting exhibits to explore that are consistently refreshed, but they are educational too! Find a great museum to explore near Columbia, SC

SC State Museum

| 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

Shark at the SC State Museum

The SC State Museum has four floors of changing and permanent exhibits, a planetarium, a 4D interactive theater, and plenty of places for kids to play and explore indoors. The museum offers year-round programming and events to suit every learner.

Summer Camp: Week-long summer camps with natural history, astronomy, art, STEAM and more.

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with extended day options to 5:30 pm

U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum

803.751.7419 | 4442 Jackson Boulevard, Columbia, SC

The museum exhibits follow the evolution of basic training since 1917. Guests can interact with soldiers during their visit. The museum is open Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.
The museum is an official US Military museum.

Children’s museum with multiple floors of hands-on fun and learning for children and their families. Cafe on-site and regular events. See our full review of EdVenture.

Birthday Parties: Birthday packages include all-day admission for guests and 180 minutes in a private party room.

Summer Camp: Summer Camps exist to ignite curiosity, discovery, and adventure in children ages 4-10. Camps are open to the public, and there are a variety of camps to choose from. Space is limited, and all campers must be potty-trained.

The Columbia Museum of Art

803.799.2810 | 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC

The Columbia Museum of Art has a small play area for children. Visiting the rest of the museum does require admission, but they offer several programs for kids and youth.

Summer Camp: The Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of summer camps for ages 4-18. Camps center around encouraging your child to be creative and imaginative. Register early; many of their camps are known for selling out.