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EdVenture Children's Museum

211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Great Fun!

I am almost a teen and I love going to their summer camps. The staff do their best to make sure... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
James K
Columbia, South Carolina
Kids fun day

My son loves this place. Its always fun. Some of the attractions need to be repaired some of them... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
Crissey C
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I am almost a teen and I love going to their summer camps. The staff do their best to make sure your safe while you have fun and do some cool experiments. The lunches are great and very tasty. If you do the BioGenuis camp...More

1  Thank James K
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My son loves this place. Its always fun. Some of the attractions need to be repaired some of them are broken but they have a kids super market a bakery library u can drive a car a water spray area and a McDonald's in the...More

Thank Crissey C
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We were in the area with my husband on his business trip. I took the kids, ages 11 and 16. They both enjoyed it despite their ages. There are a few areas that obviously were too young for them. We ate in the cafe there,...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a fun place to take kids, especially on a hot summer day. There are lots of activities for all ages up to about 7. My two grandsons had a great time. There are lot of grown up situations put into kid friendly ways....More

Thank J T
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We traveled from Indiana, the home of the Children's Museum with 5 floors. This museum had 2 small floors, and not a lot to do. Their price was very high for what was here.

Thank Angel H
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We went here in October of 2015 for one of the free days. It was our first time and the children loved it. They made animals better in the vet room. They pretended to be firemen and farmers. They read books in the small library...More

Thank ChristyLouJohnson
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Children of all ages will be spoilt for choice at this excellent museum. I can't recommend it enough for it's educational value and at the same time providing children with a really fun time.

Thank Eleanor A
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Love to take our grandchildren and nephews children as this is a hands on facility that appeals to young people and inspires learning. Very creative and covers a variety of subject areas, all with maximum opportunity for the kids to touch and experience everything first...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Edventures with my son and the place was a total wreck. Everything was a huge mess and could not find a single employee to help us. Visited on a weekday morning so there was not excuse for the mess, I'd hate to see it...More

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

If you have small children or grand children take the time to enjoy one of the best children's museums I've visited. Truly educational offering a broad range of hands on projects that adults can share with the small ones. I rate the Ed Venture a...More

Thank Gary H
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I have 11 year old twins. Is this museum geared towards all ages or just younger children?
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
Would this be appropriate for boys 7&9?
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