EdVenture Children's Museum:  Columbia   |   Hartsville   |   Myrtle Beach

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Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are closed on the following days: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas


Members   -   Free

Children and Adults   -   $11.95

Seniors (age 62+)   -   $10.95

Military (with ID)   -   $10.95

Educator (with ID)   -   $10.95

Groups (15+ w/RSVP)   -   $8.50

Children under two    -   Free


Add EdVenture’s signature programming to your curriculum! On the first Friday of each month, we offer informal, experiential, hands-on education specialized for homeschool students. Come enjoy our programs in one of Columbia’s biggest and brightest classrooms. Perfect for ages 4-10, this programming gives your student a chance to experience EdVenture in a whole new way!

Enjoy EdVenture-led special activities once each month, on Fridays from 2:30-3:30pm. Homeschool groups receive a discounted rate; $8 per child with a free admission for one parent/guardian; $5 for each additional parent/guardian. Check-in begins at 1:30pm on the day of!


*Homeschool Fridays are not included in membership benefits. Members are still required to pay $8 per child.


If you are looking to bring a large homeschool group to EdVenture (15+), see our Field Trips page!


Homeschool Fridays Programming and Schedule 2019-2020

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September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Theme: All Fired Up

Fire has captivated humans since its discovery. It’s a source of warmth, food, inspiration and great power. We will explore this force of nature from its initial spark to its consuming blaze.

Age 4-5: Have S'more

Students will experience the fun of a campfire in EdVenture’s Cooking Lab! We will get fired up about cooking with each student making their own campfire smore parfaits!

Age 6-7: Stories by the Camp Fire

Students will learn how to design and code their own story using Scratch animation programming. Watch your ideas come to life!

Age 8-10: ​Blazing Biology

Boom, Wow! Fire will delight and amaze as we discover what it takes to create this phenomenon. We will conduct experiments to show how we have harnessed its power in impressive displays of light.

October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Theme: Spooky Science

See what’s bubbling at EdVenture for our Halloween themed classes. Students are in for science tricks and tasty treats that are sure to leave them craving more. Come get spooky with our eerie educators!

Age 4-5: Mask Me All About It

Halloween Masks have helped kids transform into their favorite characters for generations! Come craft with EdVenture and discover your own spooky adventure

Age 6-7: Pumpkin Patch Pancakes

Join us in the Cooking Lab this October for ghoulish delights! We will be making spooky pumpkin pancakes from scratch for a tasty treat!

​Age 8-10: Don’t Spook the Bot

This month students will build and program a Lego “Mindstorm” robot that explodes when it gets spooked! Let’s create some ghoulish gears together!

November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

Theme: Blast Off

Prepare to journey to the stars on this galactic voyage. Students will gaze into the solar system, learn about flight, and discover what makes our Milky Way out of this world!

Age 4-5: Up & Away

Travel through our Solar Systems in this galactic adventure and learn about the many strange planets we call our neighbors. Along our voyage in outer space we will also discover what makes our planet so incredibly special.

Age 6-7: It's Rocket Science!

What’s better than watching a rocket shoot off into the sky? How about watching a rocket you built yourself? Put your engineering skills to the test and soar above the clouds with our Education Team!

Age 8-10: ​Stellar Tacos

Student’s taste buds will “blast off” with one of our favorite dishes, “out of this world tacos”. They will create their very own tacos with all the toppings.

December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

Theme: Chilly Creations

Polar bears, penguins, and snowflakes… it’s chilly at EdVenture! Prepare for an educational trek through the Artic as we explore a winter wonderland. Bring your imaginations, no coats required!

Age 4-5: Snow Paint

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. We will make our own winter landscapes with puffy paint creating a winter wonderland that you can take home!

Age 6-7: Penguin Pals

Burrr, it’s cold down here! We will travel to Antarctic to learn about animals like the penguin and the survival techniques they use to survive in the coldest place on Earth.

Age 8-10: ​Tasty Freeze

Ready for a deep freeze? EdVenture scientists put elements to work creating frozen concoctions out of Liquid Nitrogen and Dry Ice. Flash freeze bouncy balls, make snow appear out of thin air, and eat marshmallows which are frozen in front of your eyes!

January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

Theme: Magical Mythology

It’s no myth that our classes are the stuff of legend! Join our educators as we explore mythological mysteries and heroic hurdles that will have you telling tales for years to come!

Age 4-5: Rocky Roman Road

Our students will create a legendary snack in the Cooking Lab this January. We will be making rocky “Roman” road ice cream treats!

Age 6-7: Save the Day!

Create your own superhero costume: Cape, sword, shield, water shooter… oh my! We are ready to save the day!

Age 8-10: Myths Busted

In this class we will investigate the science behind some of the Greek and Roman myths. We will see how magic becomes science in a blink of an eye.

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

Theme: Bugging Out

They soar above our heads and scurry beneath our feet. They creep, they crawl, they do it all! This month we will magnify the tiny and fascinating world of bugs!

Age 4-5: Cute Critters

Not all bugs are creepy and crawly! Let’s put our Reduce | Reuse | Recycle skills to work as we craft our very own cute lady bugs. And who knows, we might learn about some other bugs, too!

Age 6-7: Bug Bites

We are bugging out to share an EdVenture favorite, broccoli “bug” bites with our homeschool friends. Students are sure to love this savory snack!

Age 8-10: Lightning Bug Bot

Let’s bug out with robotics! Using a few gears and gadgets, we will create a motor powered, fast moving and adorable lightning bug.

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

Theme: Read All About It

Books inspire our curiosity. In May we crack the spines to reveal how stories have been shaped by the amazing delights surrounding us every day. Pull up a chair and join us for a page turning good time!

Age 4-5: Science of Stories

Science and Literacy collide in this storytelling adventure. We will learn about some of our fellow scientists by recreating their epic experiments!

Age 6-7: Bean There, Done That

There is nothing more exciting than watching elements of our favorite stories come to life! We’ll combine our crafting, engineering, & math skills to create a beanstalk even the most gargantuan giant can climb down!

Age 8-10: Recipe Reading

Students will participate in an exciting group exercise, the “Recipe Reading Challenge” in which they will work together through a recipe and create a dish to eat and share!

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Theme: Come On, Let's Grow

Spring has sprung, and the Earth is waking up. This month we will discover the wonders of the natural world. From flora to fauna, wonder is sure to blossom!

Age 4-5: Bitty Bots

Program our Ozobots to collect all the eggs from the garden. Be careful though, there are some hungry critters who are trying to steal them!

Age 6-7: Floral Investigators

Ever wondered what’s inside of those beautiful flowers? In this class we go below the surface to the insides of the plant kingdom. Using microscopes, we will zoom in to see what the buzz is all about.

Age 8-10: What's Old is New

We can all do our part to ensure the beauty of Spring on Earth never goes away. So why buy all new toys when there is a world of possibility waiting for us in the reusable bins! Put your crafting and imagination to test with used items to create cool and nature preserving creations!

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Theme: Dynamic Dinosaurs

Students will travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Each activity will enhance the student’s knowledge of these fantastic creatures. A prehistoric journey through the footprints of giants!

Age 4-5: Delicious Dinosaur

Our dinosaur egg frittatas are sure to be a new favorite with our friends visiting in May. We will enjoy a dino-mite reading selection and tasty treat!

Age 6-7: Reduce, Recycle, & RAWR!

We will dust off materials from times past to resurrect the great giants that once roamed the Earth. Recycling gives life to old items just like we will for our dinosaurs!

Age 8-10: Dino Bones

Dinosaurs lived a long time ago! How do we know that they roamed the earth? Fossils! Join us as we recreate some of our favorite dinosaur fossils and take a look at how they form, different types and maybe even a real fossil!

Homeschool Friday FAQs:

How do I register for Homeschool Friday?

You may register online, via the link on our website under “Homeschool Friday”, or in person the day of the class. However, space is limited, so we recommend registering online early to ensure your students space.

Does enrollment in Homeschool Friday also include admission into the museum?

Yes! The $8 enrollment fee includes admission into EdVenture for a student and their guardian. It’s a great deal available only to participants in our homeschool program!

Are parents/guardians allowed to stay with their students during the class?

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend the class with their student but are not required to do so. If you are planning on leaving your student we will have a release form for you to fill out at sign-in.

How long is the class?

Our classes run for approximately 45min.

If I’ve already registered for a class but am unable to attend will I be able to receive a refund?

If you’d like to attend another class in the place of the one you are missing we can simply transfer your original payment or a full refund will be issued. Contact Kendal Turner, kturner(at)edventure.org, with questions concerning this issue.

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