Just because we have stopped traveling doesn’t mean that the adventure and education will not continue. This week we visited EdVenture Children Museum in Columbia (which is the biggest children’s museum in the South) where fun and education go hand in hand. The hubby had so much fun I lost him for an hour while he went through the museum and played with all the neat gadgets by himself.
The girls’ favorite part of the museum is the Huge child named EDDIE® who is a 40-foot, 17.5-ton, hands-on exhibit. EDDIE® is made of reinforced molded plastic and is large enough for adults and children to climb in and through. You can climb his vertebrae to his brain, crawl through his heart, bounce around inside his stomach, and slide out his intestines. After several times through EDDIE’s body we made our way to the exhibit on the human body. They learned about teeth, bones, different organs, how the heart works, and much more.
After learning all about the human body and pretending we were veterinarians, we made our way to the game room. The game room had huge chess pieces where the girls tried to outwit their father at a game of chess. I got to play four square more than once and they played with gears and building blocks. We visited the grocery store, bought some very damaged produce, played with the cash register, and made a few fabric pizzas. The girls loved the tractor, made up a racing game of who could put the eggs away the fastest, learned how to get out a home that was on fire, and had a blast playing with the crane that picks up a bouncy ball and delivers it from one container to another.
We give this museum five popcorns out of five popcorns. We only had to pay half price because of the science and technology pass, but even if we had to pay full price it was a definitely worth the price.
Museum Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays from Labor Day through Memorial Day unless otherwise advertised.
Admission: Children and Adults: $11.50. Seniors (62+): $10.50. Military (with ID): $10.50. Members: Free. Children under one: Free