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“WOW!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of EdVenture

EdVenture
211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803 779 3100
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Ranked #10 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Type: Children's Museums
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

I visited Edventure with my children, ages seven and nine. Many of the exhibits were geared for younger children (4-7 age range), but both of my children LOVED every part of the museum!

Eddie is the big draw. The kids probably spent two hours in there. During them middle of the day, Eddie became every crowded with bigger kids. It is also easy to lose track of kids inside Eddie. A few parents climbed through with their kids, but I didn't try. The spaces were very small.

The Aha Factory is not opened all the time, but it is worth checking the schedule. In that area, children can create from recycled materials. My children made capes from silky fabric, with the help of the museum employees.

The Butterfly Garden was also a big hit. There is a separate cost for this exhibit, but it was worth the price. The employee in the exhibit was very interactive with everyone who came in. He pointed out all types of butterflies and helped up identify the different types.

We went early and left around lunch when the crowd got heavy. We returned later in the afternoon and stayed until closing. Great place for children; I would definitely buy a membership if I lived close enough.

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Columbia, SC
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“tons of little kid fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

If you are looking for a good 2-3 hours with little kids, this is the place. They will have a blast and you will too.

Visited February 2012
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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“little ones love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

we are members and the kids love going here, they love the firetruck and the supermarket. Very cute and educational :)

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC
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“Loads of fun for the kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

My kids like to play on the giant Eddie. Also, be sure to check out the lego room.

Visited January 2012
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“Great for a rainy day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Numerous of permanent interactive displays and a temporary interactive displays, great for kids from 2 to 7ish. I just wish that parent would not let their kids run over the little kids. There is a separate room for kids under 3, but not really monitored so often older kids are running around in there too.

Visited March 2012
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