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EdVenture Children's Museum

211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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I took my granbabies to it. They loved it. They really enjoyed climbing up and down Andy. ALso, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
Broken Activities

I took my daughter here for a Saturday of fun. It was very disappointing. Most of the activities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my granbabies to it. They loved it. They really enjoyed climbing up and down Andy. ALso, the science exhibits. Had to pull them out of the wind tunnel. You do have to pay for it. the food is not great, but it does...More

Thank chrisena96706
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter here for a Saturday of fun. It was very disappointing. Most of the activities were broken and anytime she did anything it seemed like it was already done and she could not enjoy anything. It was very overcrowded and when they...More

1  Thank lydgood0510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experiance here stopped at the door. The woman behind the counter at admission was vile. I could overlook the pierced up face , messy hair and finger jammed firmly up her nose as youthful inexperiance. but the rude , nasty attitude keeps me from...More

1  Thank em l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very hands on kids adventure. So many activities to see and enjoy. Fly your paper airplane and see how far it goes. Sit in a cock pit, pretend to cook for guests, giant battleship games. This was fun all day.

Thank CatLL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

EdVenture is great for all ages. I have been there with my two year old several times but also with friends who have children that are (8-10 years old). There is a room separated for the 2 and under children but there is plenty around...More

Thank SleepingKellz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 7 yo grandson, and we all had a wonderful time--especially in the Forensic Lab and the electricity demonstration. The fella who conducted the experiments was a charm and a half--he made it fun for the kids to learn--which is the goal of...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, and we all had a blast! Wonderful exhibits. It was very hot the day we visited, and we were disappointed the water exhibit outdoors wasn't fully operational, but the kids still got wet and...More

1  Thank britny p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We evacuated Florida and headed to Columbia, SC to get away from Hurricane Irma. We found this gem during our stay and the kids loved it! Tons to do and very neat exhibits.

Thank Maricel A
Reviewed 12 September 2017

A lot of activities for the kids to explore. It has a huge boy figure that kids can climb inside and slide down. Mine got lost inside for 30 minutes! Air conditioned with a cafeteria. Parking was easy and free outside. Went after the eclipse,...More

Thank yapmd
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Filled with activities and hands on experiences, this is the place to take children up to around 8 years old. Some of the actvity highlights include an African village, Big Eddy where one can climb inside a giant boy to learn some body parts and...More

Thank MaryLou B
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Emily Ann D
1 October 2017|
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Response from CatLL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, probably not. Interactive for I would say 3 and above.
2 September 2015|
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Response from Fee551 | Reviewed this property |
The State Museum, right across the street and same parking lot, is better suited for children over 10... in my opinion. The Zoo is also a great attraction.
Jim Donna P
30 June 2015|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
Yes It is I had two kids both 8 and they really enjoyed it