EdVenture Children's Museum:  Columbia   |   Hartsville   |   Myrtle Beach

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Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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


EdVenture offers a unique venue for any event. Whether taking the entire museum for a big celebration of 1,000 people or hosting an intimate gathering with as few as 20 people on our riverfront terrace, treat your guests to a beautiful, downtown evening with no parking hassles. Delicious EdVenture Eats catering is available, but outside food vendors are welcome.

Rental Options:

Full Museum

Rent the entire EdVenture facility and gain access to all eight of our world-class galleries, all meeting spaces and program rooms. Max guests: 1,500

Cost: $3,000 - Full Museum (Evenings, four hours)
$4,750 - Full Museum + Terrace)

Congaree 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! Max guests: 1,500

Cost: $2,000 (Evenings, four hours)
$2,500 - Lobby + Terrace)

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

First Floor

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. Max guests: 745

Cost: $1,500 First Floor (Evenings, four hours)
$3,250 First Floor+Terrace - Evenings, four hours)

The Heart of EdVenture

(Includes foyer area and at the foot of EDDIE)

Cost: $750 (Evenings only - four hours)

The Think Tank

This multipurpose room is located in the lower level of the museum. Host a bridal or baby shower, or use this room as space for team building.

Cost: $200 (Four hours)
$300 (Eight hours)
$350 (Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m.)

Canal Room

Host your next business meeting, conference or seminar at EdVenture! The Canal Room features five plasma screens, and a prep kitchen. Additional A/V amenities are available upon request. Capacity based on setup.

Cost: $300 (Four hours)
$500 (Eight hours)
$750 (Evenings, after 5 p.m.)
(Evenings, four hours, after 5 p.m)

Program Rooms

Located on the second floor, EdVenture’s two program rooms are great for smaller capacity functions and are great for small breakout rooms. Capacity based on setup.

Cost: $150 (Four hours)
$250 (Eight hours)
$350 (Evening, four hours, after 5 p.m.)

Deposits, Fees & Cancellations

All rentals require a 20% non-refundable deposit within 14 days of booking a reservation. The balance is due within 45 days of the event, unless otherwise stated in rental contract. Rental fees DO NOT include cleaning, A/V, or security fees. Audio/visual equipment can be rented for an additional fee.

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


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See more photos of our available rental space!

For your next meeting or party, ask about using EdVenture Catering!


For questions or to check availability, contact:

Billy Johnson
Regional Merchandise Manager

Or complete the rental reservation form and we will get back to you shortly:
Rental Reservation Form

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