Underwater Prehistoric Exhibit to Open at SC State Museum

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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to go under the sea and back to Pre Historic times.

The South Carolina State Museum is opening a new exhibit called  “Savage Ancient Seas and planetarium movie Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”

It will open to the public Saturday, February 4.  ABC Columbia News got a sneak peak inside the exhibit.

According to Museum officials, Savage Ancient Seas will transport guests to a North America of 80 million years ago, when the last of the great dinosaurs roamed the Earth and a shallow sea spread across the middle of the continent.  These spectacular, strange creatures of the ancient sea; giant reptiles and fish that are also the subject of the full dome planetarium movie.

The exhibition includes more than 50 prehistoric marine fossils, both cast and real specimens, mounted in extraordinary three-dimensional displays.  The skeletons are mounted dramatically, many suspended from the ceiling above, immersing visitors inside an ancient aquarium of sorts.

Here’s information from the South Carolina State Museum on tickets and hours, a reminder the exhibit opens February 4.

Guests can see both the exhibit and film for a complete underwater prehistoric experience for only $16.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (62 and older), $14.95 for children (ages 3-12) and $7.00 for museum members.  Regular blockbuster admission, including museum general admission is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors, $11.95 for children and $4.00 for museum members.


The State Museum is open Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Wednesday –Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.


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