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Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:50AM by Holly Heaton
Chicken wings, buffalo wings or hot wings? Maybe you keep it simple with just "wings." But, as Shakespeare would say, what's in a name? That which we call a chicken wing, by any other name, would ...
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Posted on July 14, 2017 at 10:56AM by Holly Heaton
In the summer heat, a crisp salad bursting with flavor is the ultimate refreshing meal. With access to an abundance of fresh and vibrant South Carolina produce, Columbia chefs are serving up ...
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Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:51PM by Holly Heaton
  Photo by: John A. Carlos II  Burgers on the grill, boats in the water and fireworks flying through the southern air...it's almost 4th of July weekend, y'all. Don't stress over ...
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Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:49AM by Dayna Cantelmi
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5 Places to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Columbia SC
Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:16AM by Columbia, South Carolina
Everyone loves doughnuts - it's a fact. We've rounded up five local spots with unforgettable sweet-and-stickies, so you can indulge the #RealColumbiaSC way. Oh, and you should definitely hit all five ...
What's Hot This June
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
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Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get to know the man who's worked hard to bring a lot more color and creativity to Columbia SC - Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History!       Lee Snelgrove ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
A somewhat newer face in the Columbia community, Abby Naas and the Columbia Fireflies with whom she works have already made quite the impact on our region. Find out just what it is that ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Today, check in with Chef Mike Davis from Terra for all of his insider tips on Columbia SC!       Chef Mike Davis, owner of Terra in West Columbia, is a ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Thanks for tuning in yesterday and getting to know Trae Judy with Music Farm Columbia a little better! Now, find out how Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle has impacted our ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get to know some of the movers and shakers in our community who make the tourism industry in Columbia warm, welcoming and thriving. Stay tuned this week as we get to know some of Columbia's Faces of ...

Eclipse Day at EdVenture

August 21, 2017
Location: EdVenture
Address: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 803-779-3100
Venue: EdVenture Children's Museum
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Come mingle with astronaut characters, learn the science behind the solar eclipse and party on the patio as we gather together for this rare event. Come early as the first 1,000 visitors get free solar glasses provided by Google. EDDIE's eyes will be on the sky! Activities include:

Patio Party: EdVenture Terrace - 1 pm – 4 pm: Join us for music, games, activities, eclipse viewing and more as we enter totality together. The eclipse will begin at 1:13 p.m. with totality beginning at 2:41 p.m.


  • DJ Music
  • Pin Hole Camera and Prisms - Talk about sun light and how it changes during the eclipse.
  • Solar Telescope - Talk about sunspots and solar flares.
  • Galaxy Pinwheels - Make your own pinwheel to display our galaxy cosmic dance.
  • Eclipse Chalk Art - Make your own Solar Corona Art.
  • Face Painting


Create A Solar System Mobile - Bio Lab (10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.) Make your own mobile symbolizing our solar system and learn about the planets you might see during the eclipse.

Design an Eclipse Model - Tinker Tech (10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.) Get hands on in understanding what happens during the eclipse and build your own model.

Solar Eclipse Show - In Front of EDDIE (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.) How does an eclipse happen? Why is it such a big deal? What should we expect to see? Answer these questions and more as we explore the Solar Eclipse.

Phases of the Moon Cookies - The Cooking Lab (11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m. *Sign-up at the Front Desk for one of the limited spots.) Come frost your own cookie to learn about the phases of the moon.

Marshmallow Constellation Art - Aha! Factory (9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.) Study the constellations you may see during the eclipse, then design your own starry sky out of marshmallows and toothpicks.

Home Safe Home - World of Work (9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m.) This 4-D multimedia experience is not only entertaining but also teaches families to be better aware of fire prevention methods and how to react in home emergency situations.

Pop-up Activities - Lobby hallway (throughout the day)


  • Rockets! - We be talking about force and motion and how we use rockets to get out of the Earth's atmosphere. Try launching a foam rocket.
  • Solar System ... with Household Objects - If the Sun was the size of a door, how far and what size would the planets be?
  • Science of Solar Ovens.


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