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

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Hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

We are closed on the following Days: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Admission:

Members   -   Free

General Admission   -   $8 

Under 2 years old   -   Free

Military and Educators   -   $7

Field Trips

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EdVenture offers a variety of hands-on programs focused on enhancing school curriculum. Our standards-based field trips offer an exciting twist and springboard to your instruction.

Whether you bring your students for a field trip to the museum, or we bring our exceptional programming to you through Ed-To-Go, EdVenture Hartsville wants to help meet the educational needs of your students while sparking their imagination and sense of discovery. 

EdVenture educators  use inquiry, hands-on methods, and integration of content areas to ensure each SC standards-based program provides you and your students with an extraordinary learning experience.

General Information

Cost:

First Steps: $4.00

Exploration Only (PreK-2): $4.00

Classroom Programs (PreK-2): $5.00

Additional Classes: $2.00

Programs We Offer

Early Childhood Programs (3K to 4K)

Classroom Programs (25 student max per 45 min session)

Gravity Painting
Subject: Physical Science, Art
SC Early Learning Standards: APL-4, HPD-5, CD-4, CD-5, MTE-6
Join us as we unlock an artist’s toolbox to discover the exciting world of art through science! Using beginner scientific principles, we will create works or art using magnets and the gravitational pull of the earth! Join us as we go full STEAM ahead to where science and art combine to create masterpieces for all to see.
*Due to drying time, art may need to be picked up at a later date.

Enchanted Engineers
Subject: Engineering, Physical Science, Maker
SC Early Learning Standards: APL-4, APL-6, APL-9, EDS-5, HPD-5, MTE-4, MTE-6, CD-10, CD-11
Think it. Design it. Make it! Inspired by the tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, students will dive into the world of engineering to solve different tasks facing the story's characters. They will build bridges, craft boats, and construct houses for the three goat brothers. These tiny tinkerers will even use basic coding in order to subdue the grumpy Troll! This hands-on program builds teamwork and problem-solving skills in addition to structures!

K – 2nd Grade Programs

Classroom Programs (25 student max per 45 min session)

Healthy Me Healthy You
Subject: Life Science
SC Standards: K.L.2, G-K.1, P-K.1, P-K.3, K-K.5, N-K.6, P-K.6, G-1.1, N-1.1, N-1.5, N-1.6, P-1.6, G-2.1, N-2.1, N-2.5, N-2.6, N-2.7
Meet STUFFEE, EdVenture’s health ambassador, who teaches students how to maintain the body – inside and out! Students learn about their digestive tract, how to find and take their pulse, how to keep their heart and lungs strong, and the importance of exercise and eating healthy. Students will have an opportunity to learn about proper dental hygiene when they meet our dental dragons, Williams and Brice, who will show STUFFEE how to properly brush her teeth. Satisfy your appetite for a healthy diet as you explore food groups and the MyPlate approach to nutritious eating.

A Child Around the World
Subject: Social Studies
SC Standards: K-1, K-4, 1-4.1, 1-4.2, 1-4.3, 2-4
Prepare for take-off as we embark on an EdVenture to many wondrous places around the world! Your students will experience life as children from different cultures. From chores, to school, to music and birthdays, kids around the world do many of the same things we do! To top it all off, they’ll get a passport full of stamps, to help remember their journey!

Weather You Like it or Not
Subject: Earth Science
SC Standards: Science K.E.3, K.E.3A, 1.E.3, 2.E.2, 2.E.2A
Weather happens every day, but how? Students will take on the role of meteorologists as they participate in interactive displays exploring the “three ingredients” of weather: temperature, precipitation, and air. They will discover how the weather changes throughout the year and how to stay safe when it turns severe. With plenty of instruments to help young scientists collect data and take readings, this class is sure to be a hit… no matter the season!

It’s Just a Phase
Subject: Physical Science
SC Standards: Science 2.P.3A
Solids and liquids and gases, oh my! With materials like dry ice and liquid nitrogen at your side, embark on a curious journey to discovery the properties and conditions of these three states of matter. Watch as our educators cause chemical reactions, shrivel balloons, and even flash freeze marshmallows for your students to try!

It All Adds Up!
Subject: Mathematics
SC Standards: Math K.ATO.4, K.ATO.5, K.ATO.6, K.MDA.3, 1.ATO.6, 1.ATO.9, 1.MDA.5, 1.MDA.6, 2.NBST.5, 2.ATO.1, 2.G.1, 2.G.3, 2.MDA.3, 2.MDA.10
Just how far can your math skills get you through this exciting program? Students will put their math knowledge to work solving real life problems, from measuring to geometry to even fractions. But teamwork is crucial as students race against the clock to solve as many puzzles as possible and rack up the highest team score!

Motion Commotion
Subject: Physical Science
SC Science Standards: 2.P.4
SC Mathematics standards: 2.MDA.3
Push, pull, force, motion, and gravity—this program explores it all! Discover the forces of the world in motion in this exciting program that will teach students about push vs. pull, mass vs. weight, gravity, friction, and inertia. Students will learn about these forces of motion as well as acceleration, deceleration, and velocity through catapult science, scooter races, and EdVenture's take on tug-of-war.

FAQs

Find out everything you need to know about field trips at EdVenture!

What are the costs?

See the General Information tab for pricing details.

Do teachers or bus drivers have to pay?

One chaperone per seven students is free at the time of booking. Additional chaperones are $5 per person. Teachers/bus drivers visit FREE with the group.

How long does the field trip last?

Field studies at EdVenture do not have a time limit. Classroom and Lab programs will last 45-minutes per session and typically allow for 15 minutes reset time for the educator. Exploration time, whether with or without an attached classroom program, is unlimited. EdVenture is open from 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Sunday. Self-guided tours can begin and end anytime within our operating hours and are available for booking on weekend days. EdVenture does not offer guided tours.

When are field trip programs offered?

Monday through Friday, September- May. Classroom programming is suspended from Memorial Day to Labor Day due to our Summer Break Camp.

What do I have to do to guarantee my space?

A $50 deposit is required for your field trip reservation to guarantee space and availability. This deposit will be credited toward the total admission fees due. The deposit due date will be indicated on the reservation confirmation.

How do I make reservations?

• In the next tab over, under Book Your Trip!
• Once your field study request has been confirmed via email or mail, teachers are responsible for confirming the number of students 48 hours prior to arrival. If the teacher does not confirm the number of participants with EdVenture, the school may be responsible for paying for all reserved spots, regardless of actual attendance. Contact bookit(at)edventure.org to confirm your group's attendance.

Does my group need a reservation?

For your group to secure the seasonal discounted group rates, you must submit a reservation request form and have your trip confirmed by the School and Group Scheduler and/or Assistant Director of Facilities & Events. Reservations take 48 hours to 1 week to process.

When is the balance due?

We understand different organizations use different systems to process payments. While we prefer payments to be made on the day of, as this typically reduces the likelihood of an over or underpayment, payment can be made ahead of time, on the day of, or at a later date. EdVenture will provide refunds for overpayment within 30 days for amounts of $25 or greater.

How will I receive confirmation for my visit?

You will receive confirmation of your visit by email or mail. It will include your reservation number.

What is your cancellation policy?

There will be a $50 fee for all cancellations made less than 14 business days before your scheduled visit. Cooking Lab programs will charge a $100 late cancellation fee to cover the cost of materials purchased. This fee is in addition to the $50 cancellation fee addressed at the bottom of the invoice.

What payment methods are accepted?

Payment can be made by check, Visa, Discover, American Express or MasterCard. Purchase orders will be accepted as a form of payment with prior notification.

What are your drop-off/pickup policies?

If your group arrives more than 15 minutes late, part of your experience may be shortened. A member of EdVenture’s staff will meet students on the bus to conduct a brief orientation upon arrival. Please be on time. All groups are asked to stay with their assigned staff person to ensure the best experience. If an EdVenture staff member does not greet your group on the bus to go over the museum rules, please organize your group in the large open space to the right of the front desk in the front lobby. Buses are to bring students to the main entrance of EdVenture upon arrival. Drivers then will be directed to a specific parking location after students have entered the building. Buses are to pick up students at the museum’s main entrance at the front of the building.

Questions?

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