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EdVenture Children's Museum

211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Brilliant childrens day out

Our two year olds absolutely loved their time here. There is something for every child here to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
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Great place

Our 4K conference met here tonight. This is a great place that kids will love. We are planning on... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
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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 good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
+1 803-779-3100
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Our two year olds absolutely loved their time here. There is something for every child here to keep them occupied, entertained and to stimulate their imagination. A lot of thought has gone into the planning and implementation of this musuem and you can see how...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Our 4K conference met here tonight. This is a great place that kids will love. We are planning on bringing our 4k class here for a field trip. Can't wait!

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Took my grandchildren and what a disappointment it was. We had read the website and were hyped up about all the exhibits 'Christmas in July' and so forth. Many of the exhibits were closed or being repaired or just did not work. My grandchildren 3...More

Thank nanamick
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We've visited here in the past and were disappointed to see that it's not being kept up. Things didn't work and stuff was missing so the kids couldn't play with all the exhibits. The kids still had fun but were disappointed.

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Bring your kids here for an afternoon of fun! There is so much that they can do and learn! My son never tires playing with the firetruck exhibit and climbing inside Giant Ed!

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with my daughter was quite expensive for a 9 year old and myself to only view the same things I had seen years earlier with my 14 year old. Except now most are non working.

Thank richieroo1
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

4 year old loved it. Would be nice if there were some way to keep parents entertained while we watch the kids go crazy. Will go again I'm sure

Thank Sadie T
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Safe environment, they just need to clean and organize more often other than that is a good option for kids to play inside.

Thank Alberto D
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My grandchildren visited me this past week. I was told to take them to Ed Venture. Well was I in for a treat as well. I was amazed as well as the grandchildren the variety of things they could see & do. My youngest grandchild...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My daughter loopholes this place - it can get crowded and if there are daycares there plan on extra crowded but my daughter loves the place

Thank katherinehU2522BP
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Emily Ann D
2 October 2017|
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Response from CatLL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, probably not. Interactive for I would say 3 and above.
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
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