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EdVenture Children's Museum

Address: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: +1 803-779-3100
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Ranked #11 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC is ready to take you on an interactive journey that...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bluffton, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have a 4 year old and twin 18 month olds. Everyone enjoyed every room. Was a little disappointed in the toddler area as there could have been a lot more in that room as it did not keep my little ones occupied and they kept wanting to go to the other areas. It is a bit pricey and I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We enjoyed a fun day at the children's museum with my niece and nephew, ages 2 and 4, who were visiting town. The museum does an excellent job of changing up exhibits and keeping things fresh so you can plan to see something new upon each visit. Something for every age and interest, this museum has it all! Exhibits for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Big and bright, much more the ones we visited in the south the past few years, upper floor not that good, but lower floor is great

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

Thank you for visiting EdVenture! We are glad to hear that you had a great time. Come back soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you have under 10 yo kids and need some indoor fun this is the place for you. We have held season passes for several years and have always enjoyed visiting.

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

Thank you for visiting EdVenture! We appreciate your recent review of our museum. Come back soon! More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We actually went there to do the Santa and Gingerbread workshop. Which was wonderfully, it is $18/person. My son (7) had his picture taken with Santa and they gave us a picture in a EdVenture folder. He made two gingerbread cookies that we both ate, he decorated a Christmas stocking and a reindeer band that goes around his head. Frosty... More 

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

Thank you for visiting EdVenture! We appreciate your recent review of our museum. So glad you enjoyed Santa's Gingerbread Jamboree. Come back soon! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went to Colunbia intending to go to the Zoo, but it was too chilly. So we visited this museum with our grandchildren , a boy -2 years ole and a 5 year old girl. Both had a ball. There were MANT areas for each of them to enjoy. But they most enjoyed climbing around inside the bigger than life... More 

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

Thank you for visiting EdVenture! We appreciate your recent review of our museum. So glad you enjoyed your time here. Come back soon! More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you want to throw your money away, you will get more pleasure flushing it down the toilet than going to this place. It's an eye sore to the city! It's dirty, broken, and they have the nerve to charge 11 dollars per person to get in!

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I took my great granddaughter who is 2 years old. She had a ball playing in the store, playing in the fire trunkit was so much more to do.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When on the weekends trying to figure out what to do when weather is bad or good ,this is usually a good choice.My son loves the summers programs but wish they would have more variety and changes from year to year.But I guess sometimes stick to what works.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Many exhibits that could be education but need A LOT of sprucing up. Most of the second floor was under construction. There was a room on the 1st floor that allowed children to investigate body systems but the majority of them didn’t work. Could also use some deep cleaning, as I did leave feeling a little gross and germy. And... More 

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