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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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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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Children Museum in Columbia, South Carolina

We went here with the grandchildren and we just loved it, they have a great exhibits and hands on projects that the children can do. They have a real fire truck, how to milk a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went here with the grandchildren and we just loved it, they have a great exhibits and hands on projects that the children can do. They have a real fire truck, how to milk a cow, play grocery store, and many other fun things to do and across the parking lot is The South Carolina State Museum, located in Columbia,... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Such a fun museum. Our kids love it! There is a great variety of activities for the kids. They insist on going each year when we go to visit the in-laws.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Travelling through with our the children (2, 6, & 8 yrs) and needed a place to stop and move for a bit. We arrived just before 2:00 and had plenty of time to explore and play before they closed at 5:00. There was something there for each kid, and at the end the favorite activity was Eddie. The youngest enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Museum is packed full of fun for kids of all ages ! Our son was 18months old and had a blast running around and playing with all the exhibits' the grocery store area was fun for him to be able to pretend shopping ! Also the enormous kid that you climb through was neat as well! It's a must see... More 

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Deltona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My mom and I traveled from Florida to take my to kids to this museum. It was very much worth the drive. My two kids had a blast at this museum. Eddie is incredible. He was so much fun to climb around in. The Mr. Potato Head exhibit was good. My daughter really enjoyed him. The VW beetle, fire truck... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited here with most of our 10u baseball team that was in town for the DYB World Series. It was a very busy day. We were in and out in less than 90 minutes. We've been to a few places like this around the country and this one is average, as they all are. There's several things to do. I... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While in the area for a couple of days, I decided to take my sons to this museum. However I should have looked online first and discovered that children get in for 12 cents on the 12th of each month. A great bargain but an insanely busy museum. The museum is probably much more enjoyable when not quite so crowded.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

A great gem for active and inquisitive young ones with offerings from A fire truck (to explore) to a butterfly Garden (indoor and in season) to a 3 story climbing Structure for the older kids- safe and fun and good for two hours of activity. There are guided art/science explorations And a fabulous gift shop full of wonderful Adventurous toys.... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The kids will love everything here. A little expelsive though I thought. But worth it. My 2 yr old and 5 year old grandsons didn't want to leave

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Children's Museum is a favorite spot to visit with our grandchildren. They never tire of interacting with the displays. One area will frequently change throughout the year. This trip the boys enjoyed the butterfly garden in particular.

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