EdVenture Childrens Museum

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In a Nutshell

  • Educational themes for kids
  • More than 350 hands-on exhibits
  • World-class galleries
  • 40-foot high, explorable child sculpture

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Like bamboo and clown-college waiting lists, imagination is always growing. Nurture a child's awakening creativity with today's Groupon to EdVenture Children's Museum on Gervais Street. Choose one of the following deal options:

  • $9 for two general admission tickets (up to a $19 value)
  • $40 for a one-year weekday admission membership for four people (an $80 value)

EdVenture is a kid-friendly learning facility featuring nine world-class galleries and more than 350 interactive exhibits. Let wee ones cavort through the Aha Factory, where children can practice their crafting powers, or EDDIE, a 40-foot tall exhibit of a child that invites guests to crawl through his heart, clamber up to his brain, and slide out his intestines like a disgruntled spider washed from an indifferent water spout. Fans of funducation can drop in for a day of hands-on learning, or opt for a full year of weekday membership. Membership includes a variety of benefits, such as free parking, express entry, gift shop discounts, advance registration for programs and events, and much more.

Reviews

Yahoo Travelers and six Insider Pagers give EdVenture Children's Museum an average of four stars. More than two thousand Facebookers are fans:

  • Edventure Children's Museum is the best place to take your little one for hours of fun. They can discover the inside of the human body by traveling through Eddie--the world's largest child. They have an arts and activity area that is wonderful for creative minds to go to work. There is a grocery store that they can shop and check themselves out and many other wonderful attractions. – Donna D., Insider Pages
  • Edventure is the best children's museum anywhere. I have been to all kinds of museums all over the east coast, but this is the best. There are so many different areas for the kids to learn and enjoy. While they are playing they are learning. – Amy B., Insider Pages

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.

Customer Reviews

I think it is great for kids in the 3-5 year old range --- the little grocery store is a family favorite!
Lisa J. · January 9, 2013
Two young kids and hot Columbia summers--the children's museum is a must, but I am always up for a discount--thanks Groupon!
Mark H. · January 8, 2013
It was our first time and the kids loved it!
Lisa P. · January 7, 2013
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    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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