Massive State Museum renovation includes observatory, planetarium and 4-D theater

It’s common to find history in a museum, but the South Carolina State Museum is making history. The facility is in the midst of a $23 million renovation project called “Windows to New World,” and when it is finished it will be the only facility of its kind in the country. “We will be the only attraction in the nation that has an observatory, a planetarium and a 4-D theater under one roof,” said Merritt McHaffie, the museum’s marketing director.