Edventure "Its Your World"

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211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, United States

EdVenture is the largest children’s museum in the Southeastr, located in Columbia, South Carolina. EdVenture opened to the public in 2003. It has 8 galleries covering 67,000 square feet, plus hands-on exhibits, 2 resource centers, and a 200-seat theater. 40,000 square feet of the total 67,000 square feet is devoted to exhibit galleries, laboratories and visitor amenities. An additional 7,000 square feet of outdoor gallery space is located just outside the museum’s front door. Within the total 74,000 square feet there are approximately 350 individual hands-on exhibits. There is also a statue of ‘Eddie’ on the first floor of the museum which children can climb into and learn about the insides of people. It is located at 211 Gervais Street in midtown Columbia, next to the South Carolina State Museum.

Edventure Exhibits

For every child who visits EdVenture, seeing will be believing and doing will mean remembering. All exhibits at EdVenture are hands-on and experiential. Click on the link above to view all exhibits available for view. 

Bring the Whole Family!

EdVenture wants you and your whole family to experience the joy of learning. Geared towards children ages 0 – 12 and their caretakers, our museum will provide hours of entertainment and education for even the most energetic and curious of children!

EdVenture is the largest children’s museum in the Southeast. With award-winning exhibits and programming, there is something for every child to discover, experience and understand.

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Children today learn more by doing than watching. That’s why EdVenture has created a variety of hands-on programs that put “doing” at the heart of learning.

After School Programs

We know where the kids want to be after school — at EdVenture Children’s Museum!
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Homeschool Programs

Perfect for ages 2-10, this NEW program has been developed just for the needs of home school groups.
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Early Childhood Programs

Our Little EdVenturers programs help preschoolers explore and understand the world around them.
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Birthdays

Discover how EdVenture can make your birthday extra special.
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Camps

Camps are cool at EdVenture! Join us for hands-on activities during EDDIE’s Winter Break Camp,EDDIE’S Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camp EdVenture. Registrations are required!

Taste Buds Cooking Lab

Put on your chef’s hat and let’s get cookin’! Families can explore the methods of cooking and nutritious meal preparation under the guidance of a real chef!

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Fire & Life Safety

What is the leading cause of home fires in South Carolina? Does your family have an emergency plan in case your home catches fire? When is the last time you replaced those batteries in your home’s smoke detectors? EdVenture is proud to partner with South Carolina Labor, Licensing & Regulation to offer children across the state free fire & life safety programming.
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Oh, the things you’ll see!

  • Unparalleled 92,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun — the biggest children’s museum in the South.
  • Designed for children 12 and younger; perfect for families, teachers, caregivers, and the child in you.
  • Eight spectacular galleries
  • EdCetera®, The Museum Store
  • Library
  • Classrooms and Laboratories
  • Oh, yeah, and the world’s largest child

Food and Snacks

The Green Fork Café EdVenture is a fresh, fun dining experience for guests and puts the museum’s stance on health and nutrition into action. From the décor to the daily special, The Green Fork offers tasty healthy entrees, beverages and snacks. EdVenture members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

The Green Fork Cafe kitchen is temporarily closed while we update our menu and facilities. Check back soon for our new menu!

Special Needs Children

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Family Night!

Bring the family to EdVenture on the second Tuesday of every month and admission is only $1 per person! (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Sponsored in part by Palmetto Health Community Services

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Tickets and Admission

Hours & Admission

Mon. – Sat.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Children and Adults: $11.50

Seniors: (age 62+) $10.50

Military: (with ID) $10.50

Groups: (15+ w/reservation) $8.50

Members: Free

Children under one: Free

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