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EdVenture Children's Museum

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Address: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: +1 803-779-3100
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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great fun for everyone

we took our grandchildren 9 and 11. they had a great time. there is a lot of hands on things for them to do. some of them a nice challenge to the mind. you can just stand back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
danny c
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Good kids' museum and pretty large. My daughter is a toddler and liked the vet area and grocery store the best. I'll try again when she is a bit older.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

we took our grandchildren 9 and 11. they had a great time. there is a lot of hands on things for them to do. some of them a nice challenge to the mind. you can just stand back and let them find their own adventure.

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Columbus, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Our company had a team building lunch and awards presentation. Edventure has been able to provide meeting rooms for the last couple of years. Next to the Saluda River and canal. Plenty of parking.

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Stillwater, MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a gem for the families of .Columbia!! My daughter visiting from CA with a 2 year old and I ( visiting from FL) went to the Children Museum and we all had a wonderful time enjoying the exhibits!! What planning went into all the fun adventure areas. We especially loved the grocery store and "Eddie!" Keep up the outstanding... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very fun for children ages 10 and under. This may be boring for children over 10. It is practically a indoor 3 story playground with other fun exhibits. The only problem is the staff is a little grumpy and don't like unaccompanied children.

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Maroa, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I took a 2 year old and was able to spend over two hours without one problem. This place had so much to do for children of all ages! We loved the art area, way to get your creativity on. Plenty of areas for climbing and working off excess energy.

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Kristy B, Public Relations Manager at EdVenture Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at EdVenture! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with your family. Please come back soon! More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

He loves Edventure. He would go everyday if I would take him. Weekends are typically crowded with birthdays and lots of people. If you can go during the week highly recommend.

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Kristy B, Public Relations Manager at EdVenture Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Brandy, We are so glad to hear that we are your son's favorite place! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at EdVenture! Please come back soon! More 

Thomson, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The kids def had fun! There are some things that could use a little repair, but overall its pretty cool. FYI: if you have children that are claustrophobic or afraid of the dark I would be leary about taking them inside Eddie.

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Kristy B, Public Relations Manager at EdVenture Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Jeannie, Glad to hear that your kids had big fun! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at EdVenture! Please come back soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have been to Edventure many times. We were gifted a yearly membership and really took advantage of that but once it expired, it got pretty expensive to go. That is my only complaint. As a single mother, spending $25 for a few hours is difficult for me to do. On another note, it is my son's favorite place EVER.... More 

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Kristy B, Public Relations Manager at EdVenture Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, Glad to hear that we are your son's favorite place! Wow. That makes us feel good! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at EdVenture! Please come back soon! And, don't forget about Family Night on the second Tuesday of every month from 5-8pm where admission is only $1 per person. More 

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent any day, but for rainy or cold days, this is your destination. Children who love adventure and science will be in Heaven.

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Kristy B, Public Relations Manager at EdVenture Children's Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at EdVenture. Please come back soon! More 

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