For every child who visits EdVenture, seeing will be believing and
doing will mean remembering. All exhibits at EdVenture are hands-on
Explore the forces of FLIGHT!
Take just one step inside our front doors, and you can’t miss EDDIE. Our 10-year-old boy is the world’s largest child at a towering 40 feet tall and hefty 17.5 tons.
Learn about pet care by becoming a veterinarian, pet owner or a dog or cat groomer. Explore the many ways to choose and care for four-legged friends.
Learn nutritious meal prep and cooking under the guidance of a real chef. A menu of hands-on classes helps growing kids and adults cook up a healthier lifestyle.
Created for tinkerers, inventors and artists ages 5 and older, this inspiring workshop is chock-full of materials. Just add your own brainpower and creativity.
Adventurers ages 3 and younger can safely explore our Palmetto State paradise. Venture from mountainside camping to Lowcountry shrimping in just a few steps.
Where work is fun! Get behind the wheel of a fire truck, restock the dairy case at My Neighborhood Market, climb on a tractor, service a car or construct on a job site.
The fun doesn’t stop when the seasons change. Whatever the weather, enjoy special learning opportunities indoors or out.
Young aspiring newscasters and meteorologists can learn how news is created and practice giving reports.
Bioinvestigations Lab is a wet lab located at EdVenture adjacent to the Body Detectives Exhibit in which students can experience activities which would occur in biological science labs at the high school and college levels. School programs aligned to SC educational standards have been developed for pre-school through middle school aged student groups (fee based). Public programs (free with admission), suitable for families with children aged 5-12 years are offered throughout the week and on weekends.
September is Community Heroes Month here at EdVenture Columbia! Select weekends in September we will be having events appreciating our community heroes and have educational programming on what our heroes do, and how they help us!
Toddlers and their adult caregivers are invited to drop in for this special weekly program created for our youngest visitors.
Join EdVenture-Hartsville for a Ladies’ Night Out you won’t forget! Enjoy cocktails, sumptuous food, champagne, and Hartsville’s hottest runway show featuring local boutiques – all in support of accessibility programs for the new EdVenture-Hartsville museum. The Wine Wall, Golden Ticket, and an exciting live auction will be back by popular demand!
COLUMBIA LOCATION ONLY: A Jr. Chef Culinary Challenge you won't want to miss!