December 18, 2008

February 2009

EDVENTURE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – In February, EdVenture is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  The museum also is open Monday, Feb. 16 for President’s Day.  Admission is $6.95 for children 12 and younger, $8.95 for adults and free for children one and under.  Find a complete list of activities at www.edventure.org or by calling 803-779-3100.

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, Feb. 7 through May 31, 2009 – The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure.

Snowville at EdVenture, through March 1, 2009
Enter a make-believe world of imaginative play when you visit a seven-foot polar bear in the North Pole, learn about the penguins of the South Pole, get creative in an igloo-building activity and Discover more about the science of snow and ice during our interactive winter show, “Brrr!” presented daily at 2 p.m.  Snowville is sponsored by WIS-TV and AT&T, The Real Yellow Pages.

From Here to Timbuktu: A Journey Through West Africa, At EdVenture Through March 1, 2009
From Here to Timbuktu takes visitors on a journey through West Africa’s spectacular and diverse geographic regions.  Along the way children are immersed in an adventure of discovery as they learn about the rhythm of West African life.


“Brrr!” Winter Science Show
 2 p.m. daily through March 1, 2009 in the R&D Lab above Snowville
Cool winter science experiments! Arrive early for a front row seat – each show needs lots of kid-size helpers!  Free with admission.
“Monkey Business” Educational Theatre Show
1 p.m. daily starting Feb. 7 in the Curious George exhibit
Come help our friendly construction worker use simple machines to clean up his job site and get to lunch.  “Monkey Business” is an original EdVenture theatrical production with interactive roles for audience members. Free with admission.

February is Take Heart and Smile Month

Monday, Feb. 2 – Summer Camp Registration begins (EdVenture members only)
With a focus on chemistry, biology, world geography, the environment, fire safety and more, EdVenture is proud to offer 17 camps this summer for children ages 3-12.  Check out the complete summer camp listing online at www.edventure.org or call 400-1151 for a full-color brochure. 

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 – OPENING DAY! Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!
Satisfy your child’s “curious” nature for excitement and learning at EdVenture’s newest exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”
Let’s Get Curious About Your Health – Join us for the launch of the Big ED Health Team.  Healthy Chefs’ Day by Columbia’s Cooking. Demonstration – favorite foods from Africa from noon to 5 p.m. American Heart Association presentation of Curious George Goes to the Hospital with heart health activities. Smiles For A Lifetime 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with The Tooth Fairy.  Visit with dental health mascots Flo(ride) and Mo(lar).  Brought to you by South Carolina Dental Association.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m. – Family Night at EdVenture
It’s Family Night and admission is only $1 per person from 5 to 8 p.m.  Come explore Snowville and Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! for some winter math and science fun.  Family Night, brought to you by Food Lion, is the second Tuesday of every month.

Saturday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
Make your sweetheart a Valentine in the Aha Factory today. Join in our heart-healthy activities as part of The Big ED Health Team.

Monday, Feb. 16 – President’s Day
EdVenture is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today

Sunday, March 1 – Snowville Closes for the winter
Spring is right around the corner!


Little EdVenturers – series of four 8-week programs that are completely hands on and developmentally appropriate for children ages 12 months to 3 years.  From art and science to literature and music, toddlers will experience the joy of learning through classrooms filled with opportunities to discover and grow. Choose Friday or Saturday class. Call 400-1151 or visit www.edventure.org.

Neighborhood Little EdVenturers – NEW! With the rising price of gas, do you wish EdVenture could come to you?  Call today and find out how you can organize a group of friends (minimum 10 children) and have a Little EdVenturers class at your community clubhouse, home or other location.  If you are the neighborhood coordinator, you get your session for FREE! Call 400-1139 or visit the website www.edventure.org.

Get Connected! – EdVenture Children’s Museum’s cutting-edge computer technology hub, Cyberloft, features instructor-led fun, educational computer games, competitions and learning for 9-12 year olds. Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call 779-3100 or visit www.edventure.org.

Aha Factory at EdVenture – Instructor-guided daily art activities with weekly theme.  Use recycled products to create unique take-home art projects.  Free with paid admission.  Tuesday – Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. 2nd floor. Free with paid admission.Call 779-3100 or visit www.edventure.org.

Explore-A-Story – Children enjoy a story relating to an exhibit inside EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Then they visit that exhibit and become part of the story.  For children 5 and younger. Saturday, 11 a.m.  The Bookmark Library – First floor.  Free with paid admission. Call 779-3100 or visit www.edventure.org.

Toddler Tuesdays – You and your toddler are invited to drop in to EdVenture Children’s Museum  for arts & crafts, music, movement and stories.  For families with children ages 4 and younger.  Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  Free with paid admission. www.edventure.org.

EdVenture’s Discovery Council – Join this great group of moms who work to increase community awareness and raise funds to support EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Discovery Council meets the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m.  Free childcare provided.  Contact Mandy Wren at 400-1141 or [email protected].

Home Safe Home – Multimedia, 4-D interactive theater presentation at EdVenture Children’s Museum that teaches children about fire safety and reminds parents to check fire alarms and create an escape plan in case of emergency.  Tuesday – Saturday,11:30 a.m., 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Free with paid admission. Visit www.edventure.org.

Club EdVenture – Registration for EdVenture Children’s Museum’s award-winning after-school program is open to the public for the 2008-2009 school year.  Free bus transportation from AC Moore or Rosewood Elementary.  Parents must arrange transportation from other schools.  Call Ashlee Buchanan at 400-1135 or email [email protected].