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EdVenture Children's Museum

211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Love this place

I have gone with my grandchildren on a few occasions and they have enjoyed it each time.However... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen A
Adventure maximized!

This museum has many things to offer young children. We took our 5 year old and he enjoyed almost... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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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 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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone with my grandchildren on a few occasions and they have enjoyed it each time.However, there are a few exhibits that are in disrepair and should be fixed.

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has many things to offer young children. We took our 5 year old and he enjoyed almost every area. The room that has all the different building blocks had a great staff member working and he read a story to the kids and...More

Thank shay255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the EdVenture Children's Museum and was not disappointed in the least. It seems that some reviewers on here complain just to complain. We visited after the zoo trip and couldn't have been happier. My children loved the different exhibits...More

Thank Evil_E207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much potential , but this attraction needs better management. Should be cleaned and maintained much better. If management is reading this, we suggest an educated employee at each exhibit to explain to young children. We also suggest a cleaner, nicer restaurant.

1  Thank tbbeshers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Edventure is full of great exhibits, perfect for their target age group. It's a shame they're not well-maintained. We found the facilities to be dirty, and in need of some TLC. The flooring needed to be replaced in some areas - particularly near the climbing...More

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandchildren (ages 7,9, & 9) to EdVenture for an afternoon of fun. Overall, they enjoyed Eddie, the vet's office, the grocery store, and the foam building blocks. What all four of us realized though, is how much the upkeep has declined since...More

3  Thank katiebug_56
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very dirty. Needs some serious dusting, cleaning. Restroom faucet, towel dispenser and air machine did not work. Needs organization and updating.

1  Thank Nathaniel D
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to EdVenture half a dozen times over the years and even as my kids have gotten older, they continue to love this museum. The permanent exhibits are well loved and EdVenture continues to impress with their changing exhibits. There's always something for...More

1  Thank ECRWood
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here with local friends to visit and my kids ages 3-12 really enjoyed it. Eddie is pretty cool to play in and the airplane simulator was cool for all of us to try. We found all the spaces fun, though our local friends...More

1  Thank JessicaMomof4
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Took my grandboy here. Ages 10, 7. They had a blast. Walked through front door and they took off to the giant boy. They climb inside his body and slid down the inside. The grandboy were full of energy, wide open. We started upstairs, they...More

1  Thank safetynet
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3 September 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
30 June 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