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“Low Quality Children's Museum”

EdVenture Children's Museum
Ranked #8 of 109 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Low Quality Children's Museum”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I am a Mom who made it a point to visit children's museums across the Southeast when my children were small. Good museums are interactive and hands on, scientifically or historically accurate, imaginative and engaging, and stimulating intellectually for all ages. This museum has one main attraction: a big dummy that kids can climb inside, hear his heartbeat, and then slide down to exit out of his butt. Wow. IMO, it lacks intellectual challenge, is small, appeals to a very limited age group (maybe 3 - 6 year olds), is relatively expensive to get in the door, and in my opinion doesn't hold a candle to the much more extensive, historically and scientifically accurate, and interactive State Museum next door.

2 Thank alexfigment
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“$1 night”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

It was hectic with people. Not as nice as Greenville, SC children's museum or Hands on Museum in Johnson City, TN. It was hard to keep tract of your children on Eddie.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Marjorie C
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336 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice place for my 5yr old”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Nice place, bit higher price than I'd like but my son was impressed. Although the butterfly exhibit is rolled into the price - we couldn't take advantage of it due to rain so it wasn't open. They should have other options available because I would have enjoyed seeing that feature. If we visit the area again, doubt if we go back.

Thank GAFamilyTraveler
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Turbeville, South Carolina
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What to Expect at Edventure”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Edventure gets a 4 because of the entertainment level the children get. They love going. Especially when they can walk through Eddie. (The giant kids you can walk/climb through that shows different parts of the body, Pretty neat) The exhibits are fun for them too. If you and the kids have never been then it will be a good time. The downside to it is some of the exhibits are starting to get run down. You, as a parent, may be expecting more for you but for kids 12 and under its pretty cool. They definitly need to revamp the place and put some of the money back into the exhibits. Bottom Line, go if you havent gone and try to get discounted tickets. Teachers can get in free.

Visited June 2012
Thank Tom G
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Ormond Beach
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great place for children of all Ages”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Kids can HAVE fun in a museum and LEARN. It is hands on experience and truly fascinating to watch the kids and even learn something

Visited July 2012
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