Admission discounts, holiday happenings and a winter wonderland are part of programming on tap this fall and winter at EdVenture Children’s Museum.
Here, a sampling, from EdVenture:
Pizza, Any Way You Slice It –The new pizza-tacular exhibit running through Nov. 1 teaches the basics of math by encouraging playful, open-ended exploration based on one of America's favorite foods! This exhibit takes a familiar family experience – having pizza for dinner – and turns it into a sophisticated learning environment! Little EdVenturers can make pizza, deliver pizza and pretend to eat pizza as they learn through counting, sorting, measuring, gathering, matching, patterning, sequencing, role-playing and sharing.
Snowville- EdVenture Children’s Museum invites you to come explore this winter wonderland from Nov. 21-Jan 11. Snowville is a winter playscape where every day is a snow day! Children can climb Mount EdVerest, explore an ice cave, and even tube down Sled Hill, a 25 ft. long slippery slope sure to give thrills to all. Along the way, children will learn about the science behind the snow.
Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” Weekend – If you are a Bank of America cardholder, enjoy free cardholder admission to EdVenture Nov.7-8, Dec. 5-6. Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” occurs on the first full weekend of every month. Just present your card at EdVenture’s Welcome Center. Valid only for Bank of America cardholders, regular admission applies to additional guests.
Family Night at EdVenture – Join us Nov.10, Dec.8 for Family Night. Family Night at EdVenture occurs on the second Tuesday of every month from 5-8 p.m. Admission is only $1.
12-Cent Kids’ Day – Every 12th day of every month, EdVenture will admit kids for only 12 cents, good through July.
SC Blue Day – Admission to EdVenture Children’s Museum will be free to the public on Oct. 24, courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina as a “treat” to the state.
EdVenture’s Halloween Happening – EdVenture Children’s Museum invites all families to enjoy a harvest of Halloween fun at our first ever Halloween Happening, Saturday, Oct 31 from 4-8 p.m. Put on a costume, grab your friends and make your way to this family-friendly, safe Halloween celebration. Surprises await behind over 15 doors! Enjoy a graveyard scavenger hunt, ghoulish green slime, pumpkin smashing, mad science, and scary amounts of candy! It’s where Halloween is happening! Adults, $4, and children, free.
StoryBook Ball – 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7. EdVenture invites you to join us for the 3rd annual StoryBook Ball, a magical event that is sure to bring some of your favorite fables to life and celebrate the excitement of reading! Enter a world of kings and queens, pirates, princesses and fabled creatures as EdVenture transforms into a magical kingdom of storybook dreams. Children and their grown-ups will enjoy this merry evening filled with storytelling and themed entertainment with whimsical crafts, face painting, and special characters from your favorite fables and fairy tales. Step inside and explore Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, Arabian Nights, Peter Pan, The Royal Court and the Wizard of Oz! Watch as we bring storybooks to life in the Tale Teller’s Theatre, prance with princesses at the royal dance party, or follow the yellow brick road and dine with a collection of curious characters. Dress as your favorite storybook character or superhero. Dinner and all StoryBook Ball activities are included in ticket price. $20 member/$35 non-member. Purchase tickets at www.edventurestorybook.com.
Santa’s Gingerbread Jamboree - Dec. 5, 12, 19. Santa is coming to EdVenture! All families are invited to enjoy this holiday event. Visit with the Snow Princess while you wait your turn to sit with Santa and tell him all of your Christmas wishes. While he’s making his list and checking it twice, we’ll snap a photo with you and the jolly old elf! Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help you decorate a gingerbread cookie or do some holiday crafting that will get your Christmas spirit singing. This special yuletide celebration is free with museum admission.
New Year’s Eve at Noon – Get ready for Columbia’s only ball drop for kids on Dec. 31. Doors open at 9 a.m. with activities celebrating New Year’s Eve around the world! As the countdown to noon begins, a giant illuminated ball descends and lands at the food of EDDIE, kicking off the biggest mid-day celebration in town! Free with museum admission or membership.