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EdVenture Children's Museum

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Address: 211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
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+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
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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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This is the best museum experience in Columbia (which isn't saying much). Very nice, but centered on kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best museum experience in Columbia (which isn't saying much). Very nice, but centered on kids.

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North Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place, however they do not honor the astc membership, which is disappointing considering the website has their name on it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time with my two children, 2 years and 10 months. Loved that they had an infant room, and my toddler like the outdoor water area. Happy to find a cafe with food options, or byo food allowed.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun for the whole family. Lots of interesting and educational exhibits. Very kid friendly and reasonably priced

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

One of my friend's had her daughter's birthday party at EdVenture Children's Museum. The children had a great time and were able to participate in a lot of different activities. It was neat to experience a visit to a children's museum. Very education al activities as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Unless your kids are too young, they can go from station to station doing lots of educational and interesting activities. They can climb, slide, run, or play and during the season, simulated ice skate. If they are too young you can accompany them, but if you like there are plenty of places to sit and watch. During the spring they... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

My son and I took the grandkids here. I found it more interesting than the State Museum. My three grandkids had a great time with all the hands on attractions.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We took our 6-year old grandchild, and while it provided some distraction for the afternoon, left us underwhelmed. She really enjoyed climbing EDDIE, which was a great for burning off that rainy-day energy. The Neighborhood Market was well-monitored and she had a blast, as well as the crane activity. Other than those, many of the activity areas just seemed tired... More 

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Argenta, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through town and our five year old had a great time. We've been to a lot of children's museums in a lot of towns and this was definitely one of the better ones in terms of the quality and variety of the exhibits. The highlight was definitely Eddie, the giant boy that you could... More 

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Columbia, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I've taken my grandkids, who all live out of town, several times to EdVenture, as I live in Columbia. The museum itself is fun for the preschoolers--kids older than about six or seven would be severely bored. I went today for the first time in a year or two, and there do seem to be some good additions. My three-year... More 

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