State Museum launches First Citizens First Sunday

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

The South Carolina State Museum is proud to announce a generous donation from First Citizens to sponsor First Citizens First Sunday, which will take place the first Sunday of every month starting Sunday, Sept. 7. The donation from First Citizens will allow guests to pay a reduced price of $1 for general admission to the State Museum during First Citizens First Sunday.

“First Citizens is proud to support the State Museum's First Sundays program,” said Sharon Bryant, First Citizens executive vice president and South Carolina banking executive. “We are committed to ensuring that all members of our community can enjoy educational opportunities like those offered by First Sundays, and we invite everyone to come and explore the State Museum's diverse collections displayed through interactive and engaging exhibitions.”

Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including the brand-new observatory and the new Robert B. Arial Collection of Historical Astronomy located on the fourth floor. Two temporary exhibits are also included in general admission: “Chapman's Charleston: 1863-1864,” which tells the story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through the eyes of artist and Confederate soldier Conrad Wise Chapman, and “Building a Universe,” which features contemporary art by 16 South Carolina artists whose work deals with space and the universe.

For an additional price, guests can experience the museum's new planetarium and 4D theater, as well as the blockbuster exhibit, “Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time.” On Sept. 7, “Seven Wonders” will play in the planetarium at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and “Ice Age – Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the 4D Experience!” will play at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

First Citizens First Sunday will take place the first Sunday of every month. The museum is open every Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Visit www.scmuseum.org to learn more about the State Museum.

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