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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
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Great place for young kid

One of the best kid museums around especially for a small city like Columbia.Great staff and fun summer camps. Lots to do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son is a volunteer at Edventure so I am there frequently and it is an awesome place for kids and surprisingly adults as well. The butterfly garden is beautiful, the fire truck and grocery store are always a big hit, and of course Eddie is practically an icon. I do wish they had more special prices for those families... More 

Thank JChris1813
Madison, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be expected, extremely noisy, but our 2 year old had the time of her life! Absolutely a must for children if you are in the area!!

Thank holy350
Madison, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really big place with some really spectacular exhibits and experiences for the little ones! Very clean and well designed!

Thank Samantha E
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best kid museums around especially for a small city like Columbia.Great staff and fun summer camps. Lots to do.

Thank HughMDCola
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen a place like this. Fantastic learning for small children. Can spend a whole day. Wish they had this in New Jersey, New York and PA

Thank Tereasa U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! This place was super fun....for children & adults......three stories of PLAY TIME!! It can be educational for all! I saw adults playing with their children.....so precious! 😇 Many things to keep the children busy! Pretend play.........is a super way for children to learn......🤓, without them knowing they are learning! BONUS.......it's AIR-CONDITIONED!!! They also have several areas outside to play... More 

Thank Jillschillin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is really cool. My 2-year old had a great time. Even my 20-year old and my wife and I had fun. There are loads of hands-on exhibits, on par with most similar kids' museums we've been to. However, our fun was limited, by the fact that there were several area summer camps visiting the museum that day.... More 

Thank familyroadtripper
Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent, all hands on Children's Museum, by far one of the best we have ever been to. There are two floors of activity rooms, with a large room for 3 years and under on the second floor. Everything is hands on. Admission is well worth it- $11.50 for kids and adults over 2. 2 and under is... More 

Thank coachmicheled
Wapakoneta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I are both teachers so we wanted to try the museum on free/family day. Turns out you have to have kids with you to get in. We told them we were teachers and got a quick overview of what the museum has to offer. This is a great children's museum. They focus on different areas of health... More 

Thank Rachel B
Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very entertaining for the kids both young and old. The grandkids enjoyed all of the hands on activities. Great way to spend a day with the family.

Thank J_Tedder

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