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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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I took my ten year old daughter there for the first time. She had a great time interacting with the various exhibits. Glad I took her this year...in another year or two she... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Stephanie D
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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137 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a terrific last Saturday at EdVenture with my 6 and 1 year old granddaughters. They both had plenty of fun and educational things to do and I really had to work to keep up with them. This is a great place.....take your kids or grandkids!

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Thank champion27
Chapin, South Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is collectively great, it will keep parents and adults alike interested and active, learning and teaching plus alot of hands on rooms where the kids can get a feel of how the world goes around. Best rooms for adults, any, but there's a library and sitting, resting areas that are comfortable for adults while the kids will be... More 

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Thank Dotty2013Lily
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded/crazy with school groups until noon - 1pm. Not the cleanest place and lots of thins broken it closed. Eat before you come. Restaurant expensive and food not really very good.

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Thank bebeep405
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took my ten year old daughter there for the first time. She had a great time interacting with the various exhibits. Glad I took her this year...in another year or two she would definitely have been too old. Be aware there are two or three things that cost extra once you get in the door...and skip the cafe, the... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Chesnee, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to do. Floor was dirty. Exhibits were messy. Some things did not work. Would have rather went to the state museum. First time visit and did everything there in 45min. Not worth the money. They even charged an additional $4 per person to play a very small putt putt course. The only exhibit up to par was the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Based on the reviews we stopped on our way to a wedding. It's a nice, small, museum. The exhibits are geared to the younger crowd with very little to interest my 10 year old.

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Thank TravelinFamily007
Athens
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This provided a great place for my little one to get out some energy on a cold day while visiting Columbia. There were some exhibits that were fantastic & some that need additional work. Some exhibits were closed due to updates or construction. The outdoor playground is a little dated and the butterfly garden was closed. I will be back... More 

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Thank Esthete2
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We brought 3 kids ages 1, 3, and 4. There was something there for all of them. The 3 year old was a little overwhelmed by how much there was and it was a little loud in some places. The 1 year old was too young to care and the 4 year old loved it. We spent 2.5 hours there... More 

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SC
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is the best museum experience in Columbia (which isn't saying much). Very nice, but centered on kids.

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North Canton, Ohio
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cool place, however they do not honor the astc membership, which is disappointing considering the website has their name on it.

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