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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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If you have children with you...

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Righton M
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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249 reviews 249 reviews
44 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have read several of the reviews here before we went there (we have 2 small kids) and I have to say that both the good and bad reviews were able to capture some aspects of the place. I’ll start with my conclusion: we spent there 2.5 hours and my kids really enjoy it; yet I think the place is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We took our 2 1/2 yr. old granddaughter. She had a good time, but was a little young to enjoy some of the exhibits. Fortunately, there are designated areas for toddlers although those areas seemed to be in dire need of upgrade and additional activities. We spent most of our time in the designated "family area" since the museum was... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to EdVenture! Your feedback is important to us. We are glad your little one enjoyed the My Backyard exhibit, it is a safe and fun spot for toddlers. In the future, you are welcome to call in advance to see if any school groups... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My daughter LOVES this place. We've done parties here, and we take her every few weeks. The educational value here is well worth the price of admission (or membership). Plus they are constantly improving and adding new things to see and do. The butterfly exhibit is especially cool in the warmer months. If you have kids, this place is a... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your great experiences at EdVenture! We hope you will come back soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I took the kids (6 & 8 year old boy & girl) and they LOVED it! So much to see, learn, and do! Worked their brains and bodies! They loved climbing inside the huge Eddie statue! We can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to EdVenture. So good to hear you had a good time! Thanks for sharing the photos! Come back soon. More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review EdVenture! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your feedback. 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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Kristy B, Public Relations Manager at EdVenture Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review EdVenture! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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