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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We took our 2.5 year old grandson. We all enjoyed it. We were there on a Saturday, but it did not feel crowded. The McDonalds up the street was our choice for lunch, but there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Venice, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Kids liked the museum, but it was not all I think they expected. They did have fun so I would go once if you are going though town. Don't expect the world but if you go into it not expecting to the world you will be pleasantly surprised so good with it and and have some fun.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took our 2.5 year old grandson. We all enjoyed it. We were there on a Saturday, but it did not feel crowded. The McDonalds up the street was our choice for lunch, but there are a few other options. You can come and go with your admission. We skipped a few exhibits that would be better suited for older... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Military discounts available kind of pricey but if kids under 9 they will love it lots of pretend play and interactive exhibits. Well done and better when not so crowded best visit is when school is back in. AIr conditioned so great summer beat the heat visit

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This a great place for the little ones to explore and learn. Keeps them entertained for hours as the explore the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The EdVenture Children's Museum is a good place if bored and need somewhere to take the kids for a while. It has lots of hands on exhibits and things to do for the kids.

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Coram, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Could not get my 4 yr old grandson ro leave. Awsome time. Don't eat their pizza!! Cardboard and ketchup with cheese might have been better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My 1 1/2 year old loved the Edventure Children's Museum! There was so much to see and do! I was concerned about germs and my daughter getting sick but they do have sanitizing stations situated throughout the museum! We will definitely be going back!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

So much to see for the little ones!! Eddie in particular is their favorite! A great learning place with plenty of hands-on experiences.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I took my two boys to EdVenture on the $1 family night in June. Although it was very crowded, they had a great experience. People were very considerate. Staff members were at every area kind of patrolling to make sure things stayed in check. I never felt uneasy or as if I'd lose my child in the crowd. We stayed... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I recently visited the EdVenture museum with my wife and daughter who is four years old. It was hands down one of the best museum experiences I've had and I can tell she enjoyed it also, being that she is only four she doesn't fully understand the full educational benefit but it give her the ability to interact she understand... More 

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Additional Information about EdVenture Children's Museum

Address: Address: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: +1 803-779-3100
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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