Experience the joy of learning and discovery at EdVenture Children’s Museum! A hands-on experience, EdVenture provides children, families, and teachers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in dynamic, diverse exhibits, programs, events and more.
Oh, the things you’ll see!
- Unparalleled 92,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun — the biggest children’s museum in the South.
- Designed for children 12 and younger; perfect for families, teachers, caregivers, and the child in you.
- Eight spectacular galleries
- EdCetera®, The Museum Store
- Classrooms and Laboratories
- Oh, yeah, and the world’s largest child
Where is the museum?
EdVenture makes its home at 211 Gervais Street, and shares its campus with the South Carolina State Museum, within the booming arts-centered area of downtown Columbia known as The Congaree Vista.
Food and Snacks
The Imaginarium Theatre is now The Green Fork Café! This new café at EdVenture is a fresh, fun and educational dining experience for guests and puts the museum's stance on health and nutrition into action. From the décor to the daily special, The Green Fork will offer tasty healthy entrees, beverages and snacks while serving a generous portion of health tips, nutrition trivia and take-away recipes for jumpstarting health and wellness at home. EdVenture members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
Click here to view The Green Fork Café menu!
No outside food or drink is permitted inside the museum.
Special Needs Children
EdVenture accommodates all visitors regardless of ability. We provide barrier-free exhibits and wheelchair accessible elevators and bathrooms. Groups with special needs students are also welcomed.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays from Labor Day through Memorial Day unless otherwise advertised.
Children and Adults: $11.50
Seniors (62+): $10.50
Military (with ID): $10.50
Children under one: Free
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