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“Best children's museum we have been to!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of EdVenture Children's Museum

EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
+1 803-779-3100
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Ranked #10 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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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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“Best children's museum we have been to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Loved it, they had something for everyone. We took my five year old daughter and 3 year old son, and they both had a blast! My five year old just learned to read so the library was her favorite part!

Visited August 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Overpriced but kids had fun.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We took our grandkids for the 2nd time and were disappointed. First if all it is 12$ even for kids as young as 2. So for 70 $ for 6 of us you expect the place to be in working order. The football exhibit upstairs was terrible. Grandson said it would have been fun if the electronic items were working. Also the outside water exhibit is in bad shape. Most of the boats had holes in the bottoms so they sank instead of floating down the course. In the body exhibit lots of things missing in operation game and some of the other things were not working. Our grandkids had a blast anyway but we were disappointed in all the broken exhibits. For the amount you pay everything should be working. Talked to a staff member and they stated that some of the exhibits travel to them and may have come there broken, but she didn't seem to concerned that we were
complaining.

Visited July 2013
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Expensive but loads of Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I think it's a bit overpriced, but it has TONS of cool things for children to do. Endless hands on activities and it actually teaches them something in the process. We had loads of fun, just be prepared for the $$$$!

Visited September 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“EdVenture Childre's Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We took our grandson, who was 15 months old at the time and he had a ball! This museum is geared to toddlers and does a great job.

Visited February 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A bit pricey, but worth it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We took the grand kids, ages 8 and 10, and they had a great time. A lot of interactive things that appeal to pre-teen kids of all ages. We enjoyed watching them have fun in a safe environment. However, with the great number of needs we have in Columbia, I do question the wisdom of spending so much on a children's playroom.

Visited August 2012
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