Rentals

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Columbia Available Spaces

The Canal Room is our most popular rental space. Located in the lower level of the museum, this rental option offers a large space for guests, access to plasma TV’s for presentations/ photo slideshows, private restrooms, a small prep/ service kitchen, as well as a private entrance.

AVAILABILITY: Day, Evening

CAPACITY: 100

COST: $100 per hour, $150 per hour after 5pm

Minimum of 3 hours required.

Setup and breakdown time are not included in your rental time. You must purchase the amount of time that you will need to setup, host, and breakdown your event.


The Think Tank is our second largest space. This room can be arranged in a number of ways to allow for guests, activities and food. The Think Tank does not come with its own prep kitchen, but with its unique shape, allows for separation of food, guests, and activities. Great for smaller parties, trainings, or meetings.

AVAILABILITY: Day, Evening

CAPACITY: 70 seated with tables, 120 standing reception/ theater seating

COST: $75 per hour before 5pm, $100 per hour after 5pm

Minimum of 3 hours required.

Setup and breakdown time are not included in your rental time. You must purchase the amount of time that you will need to setup, host, and breakdown your event.


The program rooms, located on the second floor, are great for smaller capacity functions and are the perfect add-on for larger rentals looking to hold small break-out sessions. These rooms come with counter space, as well as a sink in each room.

AVAILABILITY: Day, Evening

CAPACITY: 40

COST (per room): $150 (four hours/ before 5pm), $300 (eight hours/ before 5pm) $400 (four hours/ evening)


The Loft is located on the mezzanine of EdVenture and offers views of SCSM and some of the great skyline of Columbia. Perfect for a smaller meeting, birthday party, or other intimate events. The Loft comes with counter space, as well as a sink.

AVAILABILITY: Day, Evening

CAPACITY: 40

COST: $200 (four hours/ before 5pm), $400 (eight hours/ before 5pm) $500 (four hours/ evening)


EdVenture’s first floor is a beautiful space with four world-class galleries, the Imaginarium. Add outdoor fun by renting the museum’s beautiful 12,000-square-foot riverfront terrace overlooking the Congaree River.

AVAILABILITY: Evening

CAPACITY: 745

COST: $1500 (6:00 – 11:00pm), $3500 (First floor and Terrace: 6:00 – 11:00pm)

*Large events are subject to an additional setup fee.


The Terrace: Celebrate under the stars on our stunning 12,000-square-foot terrace. The Congaree River and Gervais Street Bridge are beautiful backdrops to this spacious outdoor area with ample room for a stage, lounge area, food and beverage set up, dance floor and seating. Perfect for a wedding reception, prom or gala!

AVAILABILITY: Evening

CAPACITY: 1500

COST: $2500 (Terrace and Lobby: 6:00 – 11:00pm)

Note: To comply with City of Columbia noise ordinance, outdoor music must stop at 10 p.m.

*Large events are subject to an additional setup fee.


EdVenture: Full Museum: Rent the entire EdVenture facility and gain access to all eight of our world-class galleries, all meeting spaces and program rooms.

AVAILABILTY: Evening

CAPACITY: 1500

COST: $4000 (6:00 – 11:00PM), $5000 (Full museum and Terrace: 6:00 – 11:00pm)

*Large events are subject to an additional setup fee.

Set-Up

Rental times do not include free setup or breakdown times. Your setup, event, and breakdown, must occur in your purchased rental time.

Tables and chairs are available upon request, depending upon availability.

*Large events are subject to an additional setup fee.

Deposits, Discounts, Cancellations, and Fees

All rentals require a 50% non-refundable deposit within 7 days of booking a reservation. The balance is due within 14 days of the event. All rental fees MUST be paid for before the date of your event. Rental fees DO NOT include cleaning, A/V, or security fees. Audio/visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee. *Large events are subject to an additional setup fee.

Cancellations must be done within 14 days of the event, in writing/email. Upon your cancellation you will be refunded any payment(s) toward the rental cost, excluding the deposit.

Discounted rates may be available for 501(c)3 organizations with proof of status.

 

For questions or to reserve your EdVenture Rental, fill out our Rental Reservation form below! After submission of the form, you will be contacted about your inquiry.

For questions regarding facility rentals, please contact EdVenture's Retail Sales and Events Manager, Sarah Davis, sdavis(at)edventure.org

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