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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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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 16 February 2017
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the reviews we stopped on our way to a wedding. It's a nice, small, museum. The exhibits are geared to the younger crowd with very little to interest my 10 year old.

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Athens
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This provided a great place for my little one to get out some energy on a cold day while visiting Columbia. There were some exhibits that were fantastic & some that need additional work. Some exhibits were closed due to updates or construction. The outdoor playground is a little dated and the butterfly garden was closed. I will be back... More 

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Thank Esthete2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought 3 kids ages 1, 3, and 4. There was something there for all of them. The 3 year old was a little overwhelmed by how much there was and it was a little loud in some places. The 1 year old was too young to care and the 4 year old loved it. We spent 2.5 hours there... More 

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SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank JBair1986
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Thank BekyD
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 20 January 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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Thank stanley824
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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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Thank Todd R

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