A clever backdrop to any event, EdVenture features innovative design and colorful décor that provides a festive atmosphere for all types of audiences and moods.

A meeting and party place for all ages.

Located in the heart of downtown, EdVenture Children’s Museum offers one of the Vista’s most unique and spectacular venues. EdVenture features innovative design, colorful décor and a festive atmosphere for all types of audiences and events. Whether your group has 100 or 1,000 guests, EdVenture offers an element of surprise not easily found in other area venues. EdVenture is the perfect location for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Family reunions
  • Cocktail parties
  • Proms
  • Business meetings
  • Corporate retreats
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Corporate family days
  • Birthday parties
  • Baby showers
  • Nonprofit fundraisers


To book your next party or for more information, please call 803-400-1151.


Let Us Host Your Next Special Event!

All facility rental prices (unless otherwise stated) include a four-hour facility rental, a 90-minute set-up time and 60 minutes for breakdown. As always, parking is free for all guests!


Full Museum

(capacity up to 1,500 guests based on setup)


When you choose to rent the entire EdVenture facility, you have access to all of our world-class galleries and all meeting spaces and program rooms.


Full Museum:
$3,000 for up to 1500 guests
As an addition to Congaree Terrace Rental: $1,000


The Congaree Terrace

(capacity up to 1,500 guests based on setup)


Celebrate under the stars on our new 12,000 sq. ft. terrace. Overlooking the Congaree River, the Gervais Street bridge and Coble Plaza.  This makes a beautiful backdrop to any event! This large, private outdoor space provides ample room for staging, lounge areas, food and beverage set-up, dance floor and seating. Perfect for a wedding reception, prom, gala, or as an addition to the first floor rental or full museum rental.


The Congaree Terrace:
$1,500 for up to 1,500 guests
As an addition to Full Museum Rental: $1,000
As an addition to First Floor Rental: $1,250
As an addition to The Canal Room Rental (evening only*): $1,250
As an addition to Canalfront Café: $1,250
*Terrace rentals must end by 10pm to abide by the City of Columbia noise ordinance.


First Floor

(capacity up to 745 guests based on setup)


What a party you can have on EdVenture’s first floor! This beautiful space includes four world-class galleries and the Imaginarium Room.


First Floor:
$1,500 for up to 745 guests
As an addition to Congaree Terrace Rental: $1,250


The Canal Room

(capacity based on setup)


The Canal Room is the perfect place for your business meeting, conference or seminar! It is equipped with five plasma screens and wireless access. Extra A/V amenities are available upon request.


The Canal Room:
Half Day: $300 (4 hours)
Full Day: $500 (8 hours)
Evening: $750 (4 hours after 5pm)


Program Rooms

(capacity based on setup)


Located on the second floor, EdVenture’s two program rooms are great for smaller functions such as baby showers or small business meetings. (weekdays only)


Program Room (weekday only):
Half Day: $150 (4 hours)
Full Day: $250 (8 hours)
Evening: $350 (4 hours after 5pm)


Board Room

(capacity up to 25 guests)


When is the last time you had the joy of a meeting in a room with three walls of windows, giving you views to the beautiful outside world? The room is equipped with wireless access and a “U” shaped table with chairs. The Board Room also includes ample room for food and beverage set-up.


Board Room:
Half Day: $200 (4 hours)
Full Day: $300 (8 hours)
Evening: $350 (4 hours after 5pm)


Canalfront Café

(capacity based on setup)


Available for evening rentals, The Canalfront Café transforms into a spacious, upscale space that can accommodate a wide range of gatherings and celebrations. From seated, theatre-style meetings to elegant cocktail parties and receptions, this newly renovated space is equipped with wireless access, a built-in projection system and large descending screen for presentations. Glass doors open onto The Congaree Terrace allowing you to add a picturesque outdoor setting for larger functions.


The Canalfront Café:
Evening: $500 (4 hours after 5pm)


Imaginarium Room

(capacity up to 50 guests based on setup)


Located on the first floor and in the heart of the museum, the Imaginarium is a unique setting, perfect for small meetings and celebrations.  Surrounded by glass walls, the "glass box" has an excellent view of the museum.


Imaginarium Room:
Half Day: $200 (4 hours)
Full Day: $300 (8 hours)

Lobby Area

(evenings only): (for up to 300 guests)
Evening: $750


  • Portable Sound System - $100
  • Projector - $25
  • Wireless Internet Access - $50
  • Wireless Microphone - $50
  • Stage - $100
  • Additional set-up and breakdown time above the allotted times (billed in 60-minute increments)         $100/hr.
  • Security Fee – required for all events after 5pm - $35/hr. (3-hour minimum)
  • A/V - $75
  • Screen - $50
  • Tables and chairs are provided with all rentals based on availability

EdVenture is a latex free facility. Latex balloons are not permitted.



No problem. We are one of the few downtown venues to offer free on-site parking. Parking for your event is sure to be trouble-free for your guests.


A/V Rentals

Audio/Visual requirements are an additional fee and can be arranged when booking your event.


Nonprofit Rentals

Bring your next fundraising event to EdVenture! Discounted rates are available for nonprofit organizations that are able to provide proof of their 501c3 status.



Professional catering services of your choice are welcomed.



All facility rentals require a 20% non-refundable* deposit within 30 14 days of booking your reservation. The remaining balance is due within 45 days of your event unless otherwise noted on contract.


For more information:

We want to work with you to make your event as easy and enjoyable as possible! For more information on rates and availability, including discounts for non-profits, call 803-400-1151 or send us an email. If you would like to open and print an EdVenture Facility Rental brochure, click here.


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