Columbia, SC (WLTX)- The South Carolina State Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting a birthday party Saturday. In celebration of this huge milestone, general admission was reduced to $2.50 and they unveiled the name of their popular life sized megalodon shark.
For the past several weeks, the public has been casting their vote online to name the museum's iconic three-ton life-sized replica megalodon shark. We can now formally say hello to that giant shark by the name "Finn".
"Since we opened our doors to the public in 1988, we have welcomed more than four million visitors," said Willie Calloway, executive director, S.C. State Museum. "We are excited of all that we've been able to accomplish in 25 years and look forward to celebrating our past, present and future at our birthday party."
About the South Carolina State Museum: On Oct. 29, 1988, the South Carolina State Museum opened its doors, bringing to the citizens of the Palmetto State the newest, and one of the finest, state museums in America. The Museum has four large floors devoted to the disciplines of art, history, natural history and science/technology. It houses both long-term exhibits and changing exhibit galleries. For more information about the museum, visit scsmuseum.org or follow @SCStateMuseum on Twitter.