The Windows to New Worlds project will position the South Carolina State Museum on the cutting edge of education, particularly in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Its innovative combination of facilities and services will create a complex unique not only to South Carolina, but to the nation. The expanded and renovated S.C. State Museum will be the first of its kind in the U.S. to have under one roof an on-site and online observatory and classroom, 55-foot digital planetarium dome and theater, 4D multisensory theater, plus an outdoor telescope viewing terrace and distance learning studio. A world-class vintage telescope and astronomical instruments collection also has been donated to the museum directly as a result of this project.