As Halloween weekend approaches, adults can sneak in some spooky fun before the younger ghosts and goblins descend.
The S.C. State Museum’s third annual Growl at the Moon begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 301 Gervais St.
“There really isn’t another Halloween event like this in Columbia,” said Jared Glover, a spokesman for the S.C. State Museum. “It’s a unique costume party for adults, young and old, featuring everything we love about Columbia from live music and great food, to local craft beer.”
Indeed, how can you “growl at the moon” without growlers? Guests will take home their own custom beer growler. There will be craft beer, food, live music and entertainment S.C. State Museum style.
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Guests can visit the Boeing Observatory for some spooky night sky observing, experience a laser light show set to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and watch the Wizard of Oz 4-D with state-of-the-art special effects including wind, lightening and many more surprises.
“We wanted to give our 21 and up guests a chance to experience the Museum of Oz with a little added flair,” Glover saids.
The three-hour event also will have a fortuneteller, live music from the Flat Out Strangers and a full bling bar for guests to make their own digital LED necklaces and rings.
Costumes are encouraged. Tickets includes food from Doc’s Barbeque, craft beer and drinks, admission to the planetarium and 4-D shows, and a personal souvenir beer growler. Note: The Boeing Observatory will be open for night sky observing only if the sky is clear and may be canceled if the weather does not permit.
Growl at the Moon tickets are $35 for the general public, $23 for members in advance, $40 at the door. This event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased online at scmuseum.org.