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15 Salads You Have To Eat This Summer In #RealColumbiaSC
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 ...
Here's How To Celebrate The 4th Of July In Columbia SC
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 ...
What's Hot This July
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:49AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bask in the glory of summer this month. Fill up those extra hours of daylight with festivities, outdoor events, concerts and more. Read on for a roundup of things to do all month long ...
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
Summer is on its way and that means there's more time to experience Columbia, SC through a line-up of seasonal events, concerts, exhibits and more! Keep reading for a roundup of things to ...
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 ...
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 ...

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...
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 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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  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
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»

Eclipse Day at EdVenture

August 21, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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 ...More»

Marvel Day with Spider-Man & Captain America: Summertime Series

August 5, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Join us for a Marvel-ous day with Spider-Man & Captain America. These super heroes were selected to come to EdVenture by our young guests last November on Election Day. The votes were tallied ...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»

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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