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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
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...
What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...

EdVenture Children's Museum

The South's largest children's museum is the home of Eddie, the world's largest child, along with 300 exhibits to inspire children to experience the joy of learning. Where else but EdVenture can children talk to a skeleton, drive a real fire truck, become a veterinarian for the day or visit another country.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit EdVenture...
1.
 Experience the joy of learning at EdVenture, the South's largest children's museum with 92,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on fun for kids 12 and younger.

2. Join us for numerous events happening throughout the year at the Summer, Fall and Spring series, Gingerbread Jamboree complete with daily visits with Santa throughout the Christmas holidays.
3. Crawl through 40-foot tall EDDIE, the world's largest child weighing in at 35,000 pounds, about half the size of an adult humpback whale. 
4. Explore world-class galleries including Autoworks, Musical floor exhibit Beam, Wags & Whiskers, Body Detectives, My Backyard, the Great Outdoors, Critter Garden, World of Work, Over the Horizon and Mission Imagination. 
5. Visit EdVenture's seasonal exhibits Blooming Butterflies in the spring/summer and Snowville in the winter.
6. Ask about field trips, birthday parties, camps, group visits (more than 15 people), facility rentals, the after school program, teacher workshops and more.
7. Come on Family Night, the second Tuesday of each month from 5-8 p.m. for $1 per person admission.
8. Choose from thousands of educational games and toys (and free gift wrap) at EdCetera, the EdVenture store.
9. Take part in unique members-only programs including exhibit preview parties, early camp registration and after-hours events.
10. Check out our website at www.edventure.org for a  schedule of special programs that put "doing" at the heart of learning.

 

JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Carousel Cafe serves uniquely delicious lunches and members children eat for FREE.

Shop EdVenture
EdCetera, the store inside EdVenture, is home to hundreds of incredibly fun and educational items perfect for the kids and grandkids in your life!!! Be ready to shop 'til you pop! Don't forget to ask about our FREE gift wrap.

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EdVenture Children's Museum Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 7
  • Total Sqft.: 92,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 1,500
  • Distance to Airport: 9

Blooming Butterflies

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Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled ...More»

EdVenture After Dark - Planet Putt and Play Family Night

June 8, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Families are invited to putt around the galaxy at an EdVenture After Dark event. Enjoy free admission and a round of carpet golf in EdVenture's Planet Putt and Play exhibit. Maker Works and My ...More»

Family Fun Friday

May 26, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bring the whole family for an evening of fun at EdVenture. Admission is just $1 per person!   Tinker Tech - Ozo bots!  Bio Lab - Polymer Bouncy Balls  Cooking Lab - ...More»

Military Appreciation Day

May 29, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EdVenture will be decorated in flags as it recognizes the contributions and sacrifice that military children make alongside their military parents. The museum will offer free admission on this ...More»

Military Appreciation Days

November 11, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EdVenture recognizes the contributions and sacrifice that military children make alongside their military parents. The museum will offer free admission on this day to guests showing military ...More»

Military Appreciation Days

May 29, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EdVenture recognizes the contributions and sacrifice that military children make alongside their military parents. The museum will offer free admission on this day to guests showing military ...More»

Military Appreciation Days

July 4, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EdVenture recognizes the contributions and sacrifice that military children make alongside their military parents. The museum will offer free admission on this day to guests showing military ...More»

Read-A-Palooza

September 23, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Read-A-Palooza is a signature event of Cricket Curls Adventures that aims and aspires to reach children throughout our community to share the importance of reading literacy and become a ...More»
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