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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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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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Awesome museum

We had an awesome experience at EdVenture. We took our four year old for her birthday along with our other children and family. This place is fun and educational. Our children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nicole W
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Pineland, South Carolina
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Pineland, South Carolina
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an awesome experience at EdVenture. We took our four year old for her birthday along with our other children and family. This place is fun and educational. Our children played till they were exhausted. We will definitely have to revisit in the future.

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Thank Nicole W
London
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63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum. Must rate as one of the best for children aged between about 1-10years. Everything is child sized & interactive. So many attractions. One of which is a.supermarket complete with childsize tills, shelves & shopping baskets to fill up with groceries from the shelves. From there the museum just gets better & better. A must see attraction for young... More 

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

Thank you Ann! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent EdVenture experience! Please come back soon. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My kids love this place, but not much changes (or is particularly well maintained for that matter) and the temporary exhibits are always disappointing. Great place to take your kids especially if it is too rainy for the zoo, but maybe bring a magazine!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place to take your kids and grandkids! I LOVE IT MYSELF and am still petite enough to enjoy going down some of the slide types of things. I began going there right after it opened. It is now totally AWESOME with all of the things they have added over the years. The location on the banks... More 

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

Thank you Carolyn! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent EdVenture experience! Glad to hear you enjoy the slide! We do too :-) More 

Newnan, Georgia, United States
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139 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter for our "Grandpa Day" outing and she had a great time. Particularly liked the "Wags and Whiskers" exhibit where she could be a veterinarian and "treat" stuffed animals. Big Eddie at the entrance (slides and chutes) inside a giant boy was also hit along with the "construction" and "supermarket" sections of World of... More 

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

Thank you William! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent EdVenture experience! Please come back soon. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 4 year old nephew here on a Sunday and he still hasn't stopped talking about Eddy. He absolutely had a blast but I was so thankful I had teenagers with me, it's exhausting. There is so much to do, not sure if we did it all, sure felt like it. We will be back I'm sure a few... More 

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

Thank you! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your recent EdVenture experience! Eddie wants you to come back soon! :-) More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really fantastic museum. I was amazed at the rooms and exhibits. A lot of thought and planning went into the design of this museum.The was so much to see and explore! Here are some tips for the museum goers and staff. All of the exhibits were excellent! Most were for ages 6 and under. However, the computer... More 

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Thank dsrbubba
Irmo, South Carolina
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

EdVenture is a great place for young children to spend hours playing with the many exhibits. There are also many seasonal attractions that come with, Winter, Fall, Haloween, Christmas, and more. You definently get your money's worth at EdVenture and you have hours of your children being elated.

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Thank Tyler G
Lexington, South Carolina
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91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I took my nephews, ages 6 and 9, and they got bored quickly. The "snowville" exhibit seemed a hit with little kids, but the sled slope was not very high and not very long, so not exciting for elementary age kids like ours. Also, the "mountain" was limited too, only about 10' high, so they climbed it in a minute.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a wonderful place to bring the kids. They always have a great time. Unfortunately they must run an afterschool program that is just out of control. NO ONE is watching the older kids as they LITERALLY run amok through the entire place. Little ones were getting knocked over and Edventure staff was not even attempting to contain the... More 

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