COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum will welcome guests to “Growl at the Moon” Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 10 p.m. The event will feature the "Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience," a laser light show set to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, a fortuneteller, music, delicious food and craft beer. Guests can head up to the Boeing Observatory for some spooky night sky observing and take home their very own custom beer growlers.
New this year, "Sub-Zero Science Bites." Guests will experience frosty treats like flavored popcorn, cereal puffs and cheese balls, prepared with liquid nitrogen. Spooky museum ghost tours will be given throughout the night, where guests will hear legends, folk tales and chilling ghost stories from Columbia and frightening experiences in our own haunted museum.
The "Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience" comes alive as never before in the amazing 16 minute 4-D experience playing in the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr. 4-D theater throughout the evening. With digital 3-D and state-of-the-art special effects including wind, lightning and many more surprises, this beloved classic becomes a modern 4-D adventure as the infamous tornado carries guests to the magical Land of Oz.
The BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina Planetarium will be open with a special captivating laser light show choreographed to Pink Floyd’s full Dark Side of the Moon album and the Boeing Observatory will also be open for night sky observing. Please note: Observing can be done only if the sky is clear and may be canceled if the weather does not permit.
Guests will have a full night of fun dancing to Dj Tru Entertainment, glimpse into the future with fortunetelling in Professor Marvel’s Fortune Telling Room, a full interactive bling bar for guests to make their own digital LED bling for their hair, necklaces and rings.
Costumes are highly encouraged. Tickets includes food from Doc’s Barbeque, South Carolina craft beer, wine and drinks, admission to planetarium and 4-D shows and a personal souvenir beer growler to take home. Growl at the Moon tickets are $35 for general public and $28 for members in advance and $40 at the door. This event is 21 years of age or up. Tickets can be purchased online at scmuseum.org.