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EdVenture Children's Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Fun! Great for kids

Interactive museum. I really enjoyed the toddler/baby only area. Much needed for overwhelmed little... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Very crowded but nice

This is a fantastic children's museum! Tons of stuff to do, for kids and adults. A pretend vet... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Bloomington, Indiana
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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...more
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211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3067
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my granddaughter birthday. We took the kids for a celebration. There was lots of fun things for them to do. The kids loved it, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 147waymang
Reviewed 6 November 2018

There was so much hands on stuff to do here that all five of our grandkids, ages 4 to 10, just had a blast! Lots of ways to learn, lots of things to explore. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenC-ML
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We visited with our four children (1,4,11 and 12). We showed up around 11 and hit the water activities outside first since it was in the shade. All four of our kids had a great time playing in the fire truck, car and tractor. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jerkate07
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Great, educational and fun I think I learned more than my 9 year old daughter. They cover science,math, the process of food from the farm to the store and then to the kitchen. A Great set for the farm to the table concept were they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Interactive museum. I really enjoyed the toddler/baby only area. Much needed for overwhelmed little ones.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KEC0003
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic children's museum! Tons of stuff to do, for kids and adults. A pretend vet clinic, a boat, a car, golf, play place, shopping store, veggie picking, a tractor, a fire truck! And so much more, our 3 year old loved it....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fishcups
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids. The staff is friendly. Fun learning and play for several hours. However, they seriously need to clean as others have mentioned. We understand this is a kids museum and things will get messy, but there is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lisaadventurernow
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Small but OK Childrens Museum. - Not a Museaum at all more like a kid activity center. Good for 3 to 4 hours with the grandkids. Stroller friendly and mom friendly. A little pricey - check website for discounts which could be significant. Good place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MRRomanSC
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

First, we did have a good time. Second, my daughter’s are 9 and 11 yo and we do go to a lot of museums. We had a good time with the exhibits and there were a lot of children having a blast. Maybe just consider...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scharlee P
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We were all like kids there. Daughter liked most of the things. She is 5 years old and she tried everything. If we would have all day to spend there it wouldn't be enough for her. Šhe realy liked to clime on big Ed.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emily Ann D
1 October 2017|
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Response from CatLL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, probably not. Interactive for I would say 3 and above.
2 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
29 June 2015|
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Response from sararI9525SL | Reviewed this property |
Yes It is I had two kids both 8 and they really enjoyed it