This Halloween season is different from years past. With the ongoing international pandemic, people nationwide are seeking social-distancing safe alternatives to traditional Halloween festivities.
Growl at the Moon Laser Show- 21 years old and up
Excitingly, the South Carolina State Museum is hosting a spooky-themed night this Friday, October 30. Growl at the Moon Laser Night kicks off at 6:30 PM EST and lasts until 11 PM EST. Unfortunately, this event is for adults 21 years old and older. Furthermore, the State Museum’s website advises “due to limited theater and event capacity advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets for the general public cost $15 and museum members can purchase tickets for $12. Additionally, tickets are available for purchase online.
Given the ongoing pandemic, the South Carolina State Museum is following guidelines in place per Gov. McMaster’s executive order. Consequently, guests are required while visiting state buildings. Additionally, according to CDC guidelines, “costume masks cannot be used as a substitute for a face covering.” However, there is an exception. If the costume mask is “made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and does not leave gaps around your face.” Notably, the South Carolina State Museum asks patrons to “consider using a Halloween-themed face covering.”
What we know about the event
The South Carolina State Museum’s Growl at the Moon is sure to be a great time. The website lists a variety of event attractions. The Dark Side of the Moon planetarium laser show features music from Pink Floyd. There will also be a scary movie trailer that features a compilation of scenes from iconic horror films.
The museum will also have a telescope set up for viewing the moon. However, this is weather permitting. Another fun activity at the Growl at the Moon Laser Night is a socially distant photobooth. Also, there will be live music from Cletus Baltimore.
Of important note, as previously mentioned, this event is 21 years old and older. That being said, there will be a cash bar with a specialty cocktail, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, local food trucks Bodega Kitchen and Hot Mess will be at the event.
Other South Carolina State Museum Events
This event is part of the South Carolina State Museum’ annual Oz themed Halloween fun. Throught the month, the museum shows The Wizard of Oz in 4D. Showtimes and tickets are available online. Additionally, the planetarium has a 30 minute show called Skies Over Oz. Another planteriam show is Hallowscream Laser Lights. This show features favorite Halloween songs, “Thriller,””Monster Mash,” and “Ghostbusters” to name a few.
As October comes to an end, make sure to check out the South Carolina State Museum for Halloween events. The South Carolina State Museum regularly hosts events for adults and families. Check back with Lexington Yankee for more events across the Midlands.