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EdVenture Children's Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun! Great for kids

Interactive museum. I really enjoyed the toddler/baby only area. Much needed for overwhelmed little... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
via mobile
Very crowded but nice

This is a fantastic children's museum! Tons of stuff to do, for kids and adults. A pretend vet... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Bloomington, Indiana
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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...more
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211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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All reviews grocery store fire truck slide down climb inside great place for children family night all ages year olds my niece birthday party rainy day kids and adults a lot of fun eddie exhibits tractor pretend
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our four children (1,4,11 and 12). We showed up around 11 and hit the water activities outside first since it was in the shade. All four of our kids had a great time playing in the fire truck, car and tractor. They...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, educational and fun I think I learned more than my 9 year old daughter. They cover science,math, the process of food from the farm to the store and then to the kitchen. A Great set for the farm to the table concept were they...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Interactive museum. I really enjoyed the toddler/baby only area. Much needed for overwhelmed little ones.

Thank KEC0003
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic children's museum! Tons of stuff to do, for kids and adults. A pretend vet clinic, a boat, a car, golf, play place, shopping store, veggie picking, a tractor, a fire truck! And so much more, our 3 year old loved it....More

Thank fishcups
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids. The staff is friendly. Fun learning and play for several hours. However, they seriously need to clean as others have mentioned. We understand this is a kids museum and things will get messy, but there is...More

2  Thank Lisaadventurernow
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Small but OK Childrens Museum. - Not a Museaum at all more like a kid activity center. Good for 3 to 4 hours with the grandkids. Stroller friendly and mom friendly. A little pricey - check website for discounts which could be significant. Good place...More

1  Thank MRRomanSC
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

First, we did have a good time. Second, my daughter’s are 9 and 11 yo and we do go to a lot of museums. We had a good time with the exhibits and there were a lot of children having a blast. Maybe just consider...More

Thank Scharlee P
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We were all like kids there. Daughter liked most of the things. She is 5 years old and she tried everything. If we would have all day to spend there it wouldn't be enough for her. Šhe realy liked to clime on big Ed.

1  Thank Natasa N
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited before, years ago, and I agree with other reviews that the concept is great. It’s been let to get rundown to the point that many of the exhibits don’t work. Rather than be repaired, pieces are permanently removed (out door water area). I...More

1  Thank KingAlO
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Brought my two boys (ages 9 and 2) while in town. They both had a great time and didn't want to leave. A must see for those with small children

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Emily Ann D
October 1, 2017|
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Response from CatLL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, probably not. Interactive for I would say 3 and above.
September 2, 2015|
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Response from Fee551 | Reviewed this property |
The State Museum, right across the street and same parking lot, is better suited for children over 10... in my opinion. The Zoo is also a great attraction.
Jim Donna P
June 29, 2015|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
Yes It is I had two kids both 8 and they really enjoyed it