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EdVenture Children's Museum

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Address: 211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
Phone Number: +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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Kids had a blast!

Visited with 3 kids all under 10. School was in session already so the place was fairly empty and only other kids inside were very young. I read the reviews about exhibits not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
fcasilio
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a crazy interactive museum designed for children to be fully engaged at every station and in every corner of the building. The children love this place and they come home exhausted.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My nieces had a ball here. There was something for each age group up to about age 9. Lots of spaces to burn off energy and spark creativity. They especially liked the water play park outside and the butterfly exhibit. Another favorite was the play grocery store where the scanners actually worked!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Variety of areas for the kids, one day visit full is good for the kids. Military Discount and others

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with 3 kids all under 10. School was in session already so the place was fairly empty and only other kids inside were very young. I read the reviews about exhibits not working but I don't think it's as bad as described. The place is clean. The exhibits are well made and not cheaply done. There was plenty of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

While Edventure still has many cool features and some new updated exhibits, it has declined in the past few years. Many attractions were no longer functional/working or removed all together.

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Thank cdolphin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great place to take the kiddos. Unfortunately, there isn't a place like this for tweens & teens. There is so much to do (learn).

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Thank Rickilynn1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We always go to the little kids area with the tree house and slide, but now that my daughter is a little older, she is enjoying more and more of the exhibits and areas. From the firetruck to the butterfly garden, there is always something to entertain little people.

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Thank Jennifer R
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

EdVenture is an amazing place to take kids of all ages. It is a place where they can explore on their own, or participate in a scheduled learning activity (they even have 3D printing classes for the older kids). With multiple play areas, its easy to find something that any kid would enjoy.

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Thank Reese L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't be mislead by the title of my review. There is plenty to see and do for young kids here. Much to be learned and experienced. My wife and I took three of our grankids, ages 5,3 and 1 along with their parents and they had a blast. My son was very impressed with the place but did comment upon... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place is filled with a ton of things for children to see and do as it is an interactive museum!! I had a hard time pulling him away and even found myself playing a game or two!!

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