What can you expect from a place that is home to the World’s Largest Child? Big things! Come explore 92,000 square feet of fun mixed with interactive exhibits and activities to excite your mind and spark your imagination.
For admission and safety purposes, EdVenture considers individuals aged 16 and older an adult. All visiting adults must be accompanied by a child (under 16) to enter. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Hours of Operation - Columbia
Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
We are closed on the following days:
- Christmas Day
- September Annual Cleaning Week (Tuesday-Friday after Labor Day)
- Members - Free
- Children and Adults - $11.95
- Seniors (age 62+) - $10.95
- Military (with ID) - $10.95
- Educator (with ID) - $10.95
- Groups (15+ w/RSVP) - $8.50
- Children under two - Free
211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
FREE parking is available in the surface lot shared with the South Carolina State Museum and in the Columbia Mills Parking Deck. Handicapped parking is near main entrance.
A space is available for nursing mothers in the My Backyard exhibit on the second floor.
Available on the porch in the My Backyard exhibit on the second floor.
Lost & Found
If you’ve lost or found an item during your visit, please see the Welcome Desk or call 803-779-3100.
Periodically, EdVenture takes photographs and video of museum visitors and activities for use in promotional and editorial material. With admission into the museum, you give permission to the museum for the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself and your dependents. You grant the museum all rights to use these still or moving images for educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes which advance the overall mission of the museum, “to inspire children, youth, and the adults who care about them to experience the joy of learning.” All rights to the photographs and video belong to the museum. If you do not consent to this policy, please see the welcome desk at any EdVenture location.