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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, ...
What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...

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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  • 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

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»

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»

Toddler Takeover

through May 8, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The second Monday of each month is all about early literacy. Enjoy a movement activity (10:30am); storytelling, crafting and character appearances (11:15am); and Make & Take in the Cooking Lab ...More»
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