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$23 for four full-day museum admissions (a $46 value)
$65 for a one-year anytime museum membership (a $130 value). Membership includes:
- Valid for two adults and all the children or grandchildren in the same household
- Unlimited admission for one year
- Valid 7 days a week
- Four one-time guest passes
- Discounts on EDDIE’s Big Birthday Bash, special programs, and Camp EdVenture, as well as a 10% discount at the EdCetera store
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EdVenture Children's Museum
When visitors step into one of the South's largest children's museums, there's one thought that commonly crosses their minds: That's a big kid. Waiting to greet them is a 40-foot-tall statue of EDDIE, a reinforced, molded-plastic boy who weighs 17.6 tons and—like almost everything at EdVenture Children's Museum—is ready for kids to explore. After they've climbed inside his heart, up to his brain, and slid down his intestines—all while learning about their own bodies—kids race to explore the rest of the museum's more than 350 hands-on activities contained within nine exhibit galleries. As a testament to its attractions, EdVenture Children's Museum received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, an honor given to only 10 libraries and museums in the nation.
Past Eddie, EdVenture’s permanent exhibits include the World of Work, where kids climb aboard a John Deere tractor, take the helm of a 24-foot fire truck, and learn the value of money by spending Eddie Bucks on groceries or flooding the market to undermine the local economy. At the Aha Factory, wee ones recycle everyday items into paper snowflakes, pipe-cleaner butterflies, and glitter-encrusted egg cartons. Children 3 and younger, meanwhile, can explore the My Backyard exhibit, an age-appropriate haven of soft surfaces.
This place wore my boy out. The fire truck alone was worth it!Christopher S., Yelp, 1/21/12
“Great improvements and most things were operational :) unlike the last visit.”
“Good stuff there but needs to be kept up in good repair, all exhibits needs to be open/working, and more stuff needs to be added/developed.”
“Love edventure great set up”
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