What is there to do?

Experience the joy of learning and discovery at EdVenture Children’s Museum, filled with hands-on experiences that allow children to learn, discover, and create through play! 

Its a place where kids can be kids, adults can discover their inner child, and imaginations run WILD!

All of the exhibits at EdVenture Children's Museum feature different themes and experiences for kids, encouraging them to become anyone they want to be!

Animal lovers can teach health and wellness through the care and feeding of pets, as kids explore the role of a veterinarian, pet owner, and even groomer!

Kids over 5 years can enjoy inspiring workstations with materials and tools to help them sculpt a masterpiece, or design a wind-powered creation, and aspiring newscasters and meteorologists can learn how news is created, and they can even practice giving reports!

For those youngest family members under 3 years visiting EdVenture can enjoy free reign in the infant and toddler safe My Backyard, with a variety of textures and objects to play with, and the Little SS Shrimpy to climb, slide and hide in!

Future scientists and work their magic as they experiment in the Bio Lab, or kids can visit a diner, shop in the neighborhood market, or visit a Busy Bee Farm as they role play being Mom and Dad for the day!

EdVenture Children's Museum is just that - a museum JUST for kids where it's all about discovery, learning, and having a great time!

Sounds pretty fabulous to us!

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How much does it cost?









Discounts for military with ID, educators, & seniors


Free Under

2 years


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Any top tips?


Why not have your birthday at EdVenture! It's a fun way to celebrate a birthday with friends, with party time AND learning through play!

I'm Hungry!


No outside food or drink in the museum so grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

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As one of South Carolina's most innovative educational resources for children and youth, EdVenture is committed to playing a major role in empowering students to make their futures bright and filled with opportunity. They offer a variety of hands-on classroom and laboratory programs focused on enhancing school curriculum. Their standards-based field trips offer an exciting twist and springboard to your instruction.

Can I get one of those?


This EdVenture Gift Shop has the largest collection of Melissa & Doug items in ALL of Columbia! From Finger Paints to On The Go books, to the classic games like Hang Man and Memory, they even have pretend and play costumes! But, it doesn't stop there - they also offer a selection of Toysmith, Plus Plus, WowToyz and our collection is always growing!

Need a little extra help?


Most exhibits meet or exceed federal and ADA requirements. There are elevators that service every floor, handicapped parking, servie animals welcome and accessible restrooms.

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Baby Facilities

A space is available for nursing mothers in My Backyard on the second floor. There is also stroller parking on the porch in My Backyard ont he second floor

When can we go?


9am - 5pm daily

Open year round

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