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EdVenture Children's Museum

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Address: 211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
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+1 803-779-3100
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC is ready to take you on an...

EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC is ready to take you on an interactive journey that will open doors to new ways of exploring your world. From romping through the amazing anatomy of EDDIE(R), the world's largest child, to firefighting on a full-size fire truck or discovering the mysteries of DNA, EdVenture is the perfect destination for curious minds and the ultimate launch pad for sparking imaginations! Behind EdVenture's doors, are nine world-class exhibit galleries, a library, learning laboratories, resource centers and other visitor amenities. Two additional outdoor gallery spaces are located just outside the museum's front doors. Within the total 92,000 square feet that is EdVenture Children's Museum, there are more than 350 individual hands-on experiences!

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What a fun time

This was such an awesome trip with my grandchildren. Many years ago I took my children and it was just as much fun now as it was then. So many things to do, lots of interactive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I took the grandkids here. I found it more interesting than the State Museum. My three grandkids had a great time with all the hands on attractions.

Thank Todd R
Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 6-year old grandchild, and while it provided some distraction for the afternoon, left us underwhelmed. She really enjoyed climbing EDDIE, which was a great for burning off that rainy-day energy. The Neighborhood Market was well-monitored and she had a blast, as well as the crane activity. Other than those, many of the activity areas just seemed tired... More 

Thank cnels66
Argenta, Illinois
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130 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way through town and our five year old had a great time. We've been to a lot of children's museums in a lot of towns and this was definitely one of the better ones in terms of the quality and variety of the exhibits. The highlight was definitely Eddie, the giant boy that you could... More 

Thank Kona J
Columbia, SC
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've taken my grandkids, who all live out of town, several times to EdVenture, as I live in Columbia. The museum itself is fun for the preschoolers--kids older than about six or seven would be severely bored. I went today for the first time in a year or two, and there do seem to be some good additions. My three-year... More 

Thank GamecockFan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Want to have some family fun, enter the world of a child. See how kids explore and learn all while having fun. Multiple levels, hands on exhibits, and a large outdoor area. Well worth the trip from Charlotte, NC.

Thank Christina P
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This was such an awesome trip with my grandchildren. Many years ago I took my children and it was just as much fun now as it was then. So many things to do, lots of interactive stuff and just fun fun fun

Thank gloriasE4039YU
Myrtle Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A great place to take the kids for fun and an educational experience. There was a school tour the day I went there. The outside grounds are nice for taking photos as well.There are fun sculptures around the grounds.

Thank jonahm528
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great fun for the children under 12 years old. There is a interactive theater you must experience to believe. The theme this month is fire safety. We had a great time. None stop fun while they learn. There is a interactive farm to show the children how are food gets to market. Fake cows and chickens. A conveyor take food... More 

Thank AJRButlerPhd
Tampa, Florida
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This museum has plenty of activities for children to enjoy and be creative. There are open stations for crafts and self help projects. There is also an area for small children 1-3. Definitely a place to visit if you have little ones.

Thank Tresleches
Augusta, Georgia
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We live an hour from Columbia but had a membership to the Edventure Museum for many years when my daughter was little. Now that she is 10, she is outgrowing it. I recommend it mainly for children 8 and under, though some older ones may enjoy it too. My daughter's favorite exhibits are the play veterinary hospital, the real fire... More 

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