EdVenture Children's Museum, Columbia

Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The South's Largest Children's Museum.

Our mission is to create new generations of lifelong learners!

Our Exhibits:

Behind EdVenture’s doors, we are proud to have 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 exhibits.
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  • This 2 floor museum was very disappointing, 11$ for children, 13$ for adults. Ed, the boy you can go through his body, is very difficult for adults to access. My 4 y/ o is not old enough to go by...  more »
  • Lots for the kids to do. Very interactive. Make your reservation - they close to clean after shifts.  more »
  • We come here on a regular basis. However this last visit was so disappointing! First of all the entire facility was dirty. While we understand that it is hard to keep a place like this clean, it...  more »
  • Amazing place for kids off all ages! Only reasoning for 4 stars is because it could be a little more clean. They have a fun area for kids under 3 years old, which is great! Knowing kids these age are on the floor a lot it would be nice it they kept the floors well vacuumed. Other than that they have friendly staff, new exhibits, indoor and outdoor activities! Great for really hot summer days when you want to be in the AC.
  • EdVenture is so much fun! It's always clean and the staff is friendly. Eddie, the giant kid/playground is a neat feature where kids can play and learn at the same time. It's nice having a place the at kids can run around, play and learn all at the same time. Food at the cafe is reasonably priced and surprisingly delicious! The cafe also has a small carousel that kids can ride over and over again for one price. My kids are 7 & 9, and still love EdVenture.
  • It was our first time visiting EdVenture Museum. There is four levels to explore and on the fourth floor you can watch the sun! Lots of history to see. Throughout the building there are beautiful trees such as fiddle fig etc. 3rd levee has trains, cars and more.... lots more to discover! We were there for about 4+ hours so it’s a half day adventure. :)
  • This children's museum was recommended to me by multiple people as the best in the whole southeast. Well, it was a nice experience, but I guess I'd rather be outside with the kids hiking than inside following a scripted play experience that was designed by "imagination architects" who design a play experience that kids will enjoy. "Edmund," the huge playplace, was the biggest attraction for my kids. They kept going back to it. Our kids are 2, 4, 7, and 8, and they all had a good time, but they would have had just as good a time going to a free local park, and I would be ahead 70 dollars or more. It doesn't take spending big money like this to entertain a child. Having said that, our boys really enjoyed the fire truck and the fireman outfits. They played there for fifteen or twenty minutes. Also, the grocery store occupied all our kids' attention for quite some time. I guess I will agree that this museum is probably among the best children's museums, and definitely the best we've been to, which isn't saying much, I guess.
  • Cool children's museum in the capital of SC. Pretty much dislike all things Columbia, but this is an exception. Great layout with a wide variety of activities for all ages. Some of the outside water activities were not working but I suspect with all the use (because there were a lot of people there) this happens. Looking forward to going back.

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