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EdVenture Children's Museum

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Address: 211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
Phone Number: +1 803-779-3100
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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 4 days ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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

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Myrtle Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were there discussing appearing in December. Beautiful Children's Museum with multiple areas for children to learn. Eddie is so cool. A two story boy children can enter into for fun things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Edventure in Columbia. This is a great children's museum in the capital. It is in a complex with the State museum and a few other attractions. The museum has tons of events and hosts birthday parties as well. There's a restaurant to eat in, so you can literally spend all day here. There are various indoor and... More 

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Thank Celia K
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

For such a small city (relatively speaking), this is a very nice children's museum with a number of attractions. We've been visiting since our twins were older infants and they're now 7. We no longer have a membership but enjoyed going somewhat often when they were toddler and preschool age. The enclosed room for 0-3 is WONDERFUL if you have... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our kids love going here! We have an annual pass so it makes it even more affordable to take the family on a regular basis. I would highly recommend!

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Each time I've visited there were exhibits that were closed for one reason or another. I feel closures should be listed on their website. The 12th day of the month the admission was 12 cents during one of our visits, I would avoid ever going on a discount day again. While it's a great program for those who can't make... More 

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