If your family is going to Columbia, South Carolina, you’ll want to spend some time at Edventure, the South’s largest children’s museum. The 350 hands-on exhibits plus a number of special programs will keep your family interested, excited, and they may learn something too!
Permanent Exhibits and Activities:
The first thing you’ll see as you enter Edventure is Eddie, the world’s largest child. Eddie is 40 feet high and made of plastic, and you can climb on him and in him to see how the human body works. It’s a unique experience. Children who love science will enjoy The Great Outdoors, where they can learn about different types of energy and conservation. They might also like Body Detectives, where they can study the mysteries of how the human body works and how to prevent diseases.
Animal lovers can enjoy Wags and Whiskers or the Critter Garden. families who like to use their imaginations can visit the Aha Factory or the newly remodeled Mission Imagination. Children get to sample different careers in The World of Work, and for the youngest visitors, My Backyard gives a campground experience for children under three while their parents relax.
Children aged 12 months to 5 years can enjoy Shake, Rattle and Read on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Current exhibits are Blooming Butterflies until October 6, 2013 and Football, The Exhibit until September 22, 2013.
Edventure has many special programs including summer camps, spring break camps, after school programs, field trips, early childhood programs and birthday parties. Teachers can learn about professional development opportunities or have Edventure-to-go visit their schools.
Hours, Admissions, and Location:
- Hours: Edventure is open Mondays through Saturdays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. From Labor Day through Memorial Day it is closed on Mondays unless otherwise advertised.
- Admission: Edventure costs $11.50 for adults and children, $10.50 for seniors (62+) and military members with ID, and is free for members and for children under one year old.
- Website: Click Here
- Location: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
- Phone: 803-779-3100