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:
EdVenture opened its newest exhibit, FLIGHT! The 1700 sq. ft.gallery is an immersive environment where visitors can explore several exhibits that promote the physics of flight in air and space. Visitors will be able to experiment, design and investigate why some objects have the potential to fly and others do not. Boeing 757 Classic Cockpit: Get a pilot’s eye view from a real flight deck and experience Columbia’s best view of the Gervais Street Bridge. Simulators: Test your piloting skills and feel the sensation of flight in three Boeing 777 flight simulators. Test Flight Zone: Build and test the flying ability of your own paper airplanes. Manufacturing Zone: Work with the latest robotic technology used to build airplanes right here in South Carolina. Wind Tunnel: Put on wings and feel the effects of the wind’s power. Video wall: See Greater Columbia area from a pilot’s view. 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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