Our exhibitions reflect the museum’s broad, interdisciplinary approach, educating
visitors about the diversity and richness found throughout the South. Find out what you can see, learn and experience on your next visit.
Invitation to Explore
This exhibit gives visitors an introduction to the many types of objects that McKissick
Museum collects, including university history, fine art, southeastern folklife, natural
history, and more. Visitors can also see the University’s mace and medallion, which
are on display when they are not in use at commencement ceremonies. This exhibition
is changed out annually to rest objects that have been on display and to highlight
Natural Curiosity: The University of South Carolina and the Evolution of Scientific
Inquiry in the Natural World
Explore your own “natural curiosity” in this exhibit that highlights the treasures
of nature, and the evolution of the field of natural history. Visitors can learn
from authentic objects or use newly installed touchscreens to dive deeper into McKissick
collections and explore the lives of Historic Southern Naturalists.