Monday – Saturday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday from Noon – 5:00PM
Closed Mondays from Labor Day through Memorial Day unless otherwise advertised.
EdVenture Admission Tickets:
Children and Adults: $11.50
Seniors: $10.50 (Age 62+)
Military: $10.50 (With ID)
Groups: $8.50 (15 or more with a reservation)
Children Under One: Free
EdVenture Address & Contact Information
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
EdVenture accommodates all visitors regardless of ability. They provide barrier-free exhibits and wheelchair accessible elevators and bathrooms.
EdVenture in Columbia SC is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum of South Carolina. Visitors will enjoy 92,000 square feet of learning and fun. This South Carolina Children’s Museum is home to the world’s largest child named Eddie. He is 40 feet tall and visitors can climb through his body to explore his brain, heart, stomach and more.
Columbia SC Museum exhibits at EdVenture in Columbia are designed for children 12 and under. Enjoy hands-on, educational activities with your entire family at EdVenture’s permanent and seasonal exhibits including Critter Garden, Mission Imagination, The Great Outdoors, Body Detectives, Wags & Whiskers, and more.
Featured Event at EdVenture Columbia SC:
From Here to Timbuktu: A Journey Through West Africa
Open Now | Free with Museum Admission
From Here to Timbuktu takes visitors on a journey through West Africa's spectacular and diverse geographic regions. Along the way, children and adults are immersed in an adventure of discovery as they learn about the rhythm of West African life. In each geographic region, children are introduced to the foodways, customs and culture of the people who call that area home. From the coastal cities, visitors take a sojourn through the treetops of mountain forests, carefully making their way to the open-air family compound on the Savanna. Whether visitors are fishing the coastal waters, learning new movements in dance school, cooking in the family compound or studying in Timbuktu's ancient university, this is one journey that will make a lasting impression. FREE with museum admission! Click here for additional information.
EdVenture’s hand-on exhibits make learning fun and entertaining for kids and their families. Here are a few of EdVenture’s interactive permanent exhibits:
EDDIE The World’s Largest Child
EDDIE is forty feet tall sitting down and weighs 17.5 tons, making him the world’s largest child. Visitors can climb through EDDIE and visit his brain, crawl through his heart, bounce around his stomach, and slide out of his intestines. He is the first thing that visitors see when they walk through the front door and is impossible to miss!
EdVenture has created hands-on programs that encourage children to learn by doing rather than watching. Here are a few examples of the wonderful programs offered each year at EdVenture Children’s Museum:
Celebrate your birthday with EdVenture this year and enjoy a guided museum exploration, a special birthday ceremony in front of Eddie, a t-shirt for the birthday child and more.
Visit EdVenture Children’s Museum for Eddie’s Winter Break Camp, Eddie’s Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camp EdVenture. Registration is required for these exciting EdVenture Camps.
Wags and Whiskers
Take on the role of a pet owner, veterinarian or groomer at the Wags & Whiskers exhibit. Learn about responsible pet care as you choose a pet and take care of your animal. Diagnose ailments, decide on the best treatment, and learn why it is so important to spay or neuter your pet.
Explore the world of the butterfly when you visit EdVenture’s 2,500 square foot living exhibit. This enclosed habitat is designed to showcase the lifespan of over 20 species of butterflies. Check out the Bloom Room to observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies.
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