Friday Night Laser Lights returns this summer with new shows Feat. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé

June 1, 2023

Tickets now on sale for laser experiences inside the museum’s 55-ft digital dome planetarium

The South Carolina State Museum is excited to announce the return of its popular “Friday Night Laser Lights” summer series, kicking off on June 16. Guests are invited to enjoy these special themed shows featuring dazzling displays of lasers set to iconic music inside the museum’s 55-foot digital dome planetarium.

On June 16, “Friday Night Laser Lights” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” with special performance(s) of the entire album. In addition to this special performance, guests can enjoy new experiences featuring the music of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé on July 21. Fans will decide what show closes out this summer’s Friday Night Laser Lights series with the most popular show getting a special encore performance on August 18.

These special evening events will also have food available for purchase from local food trucks and a cash bar with a selection of craft beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Friday Night Laser Lights Summer 2023 Lineup

Friday June 16 – Classics

Featured Performances: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix

Friday July 21 – Ladies Night

Featured Performances: Taylor Swift and Beyoncé

Friday August 18 – Back by POPular Demand

Featured Performances: Prince, Queen, Michael Jackson & a Fan Favorite Encore (TBD)

Tickets are $10 per show for the general public and $8 per show for museum members. Advance purchase is strongly recommended as shows have a limited capacity and can sell out. Doors open at 6 p.m. with shows scheduled at 6:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:50 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are available online at

Please note: Laser shows contain bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions

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