All EdVenture locations will remain closed until further notice.
Please check out "Today's Play" for fun and educational at-home activities.
All EdVenture locations are closed.
During this temporary closure due to the Coronavirus, EdVenture is working to build a robust online community to support families. Our dedicated staff continue to design new programming and experiences.
Please consider giving to EdVenture to help sustain our organization and to keep the play growing during this challenging time.
We look forward to seeing you soon! In an effort to safely open our three museum locations (Columbia, Hartsville, Myrtle Beach), we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to answer a brief survey about your experience with EdVenture Children's Museum. Your responses are very important to us and are completely anonymous.
EdVenture is a 501c3 Registered Non-Profit educational institution dedicated to creating new generations of lifelong learners through museum experiences, programming and camps. Helping shape a new generation of people who love to learn is at the core of all we do. In fact, our mission is to inspire children, youth and the adults who care about them to experience the joy of learning as individuals, as families and as a community.
A Place Promoting Play
While EdVenture is known as the perfect venue for families to come to have a great time together, we are proud to be a place that promotes the power of play. When children and their adult caregivers engage in activities throughout the museum, the experience serves as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Play is the central ingredient in how children learn. There is no greater gift that can be shared with a child than the chance to play. Play promotes learning as children develop social skills, imagination, communication, cooperation, creativity, reasoning, memory, and the list goes on. When children play at EdVenture, they role play as fire fighters, grocers, farmers, chefs, astronauts, and a host of community helpers, as they learn so much about their world. When children play at EdVenture they are creating experiences that last a lifetime.
Building a Stronger Connection - We’re on a mission to make EdVenture experiences accessible to all children. With you by our side, we know it’s possible to impact lives by inspiring the joy of learning.
On November 8, 2003, EdVenture opened its doors— and its heart— to the children and families of South Carolina. We have since expanded into two other South Carolina communities. EdVenture Hartsville, presented by the Byerly Foundation, opened its doors in 2018 and EdVenture Myrtle Beach opened its doors in 2019.