State Museum e-learning resources update

April 15, 2020

While the State Museum is closed to the public, we are committed to continuing to fulfill our mission to providing educational environments that entertain and inspire.Museum curators and educators are continuing to develop e-learning resources and suggested links for other online resources. This information is free and available to the public at We will continue to update this list weekly.

New E-Learning Additions This Week:

360 Virtual Tour:
Apollo 50 Journey to the Moon
Guests can now experience a is a virtual version of our current exhibit, Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon. Users can use the mouse our trackpad to move the image and to click on the icons to get more information and discover more images and video content. Visit to learn more.

Virtual Webinar: The Golden Age of Piracy, Fri. April 17 – 12 p.m.
Join State Museum education manager, Jennifer Lee on a nautical adventure featuring thrilling tales of the most scurrilous sea-dogs to sail the seven seas! To learn more visit

Hands-on Home Science Experiments
Students and teachers may be away from their classrooms and science labs at the moment, but there are still lots of opportunities for easy, hands-on learning while at home. State Museum Education Manager, Laura Kane, will be featuring a few activities parents and kids can do together using regular household items. To learn more visit


E-Learning Activities – Colonial Crossword
This museum themed crossword puzzle will let users test their knowledge on Colonial South Carolina history with this special quiz featuring questions and answers pulled straight from the State Museum’s permanent collection and exhibits! Visit to learn more.



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 largest artifacts, an 1894 former textile mill listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. 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. Visit to learn more.