The South Carolina State Museum
A historical site dating back to 1893 when the museum was actually home to The Columbia Mill Textile Building and now showcases SC Art, History, Natural History, Science and Technology with hands on, interactive exhibits. The museum is also home to a 4-D theatre, observatory, a NASA gallery and a 55 foot digital dome planetarium. For details and group pricing visit www.scmuseum.org.
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
One of America’s best zoos, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 animals and one of the nation’s most inspiring botanical gardens. Our award-winning Education Department offers a wide variety of programs for all ages and interests. For more information on these and other exciting programs please call the Education Services Coordinator at 803-602-0803.
Columbia Museum of Art
The CMA’s education programs for K-12 students are recognized for their curriculum-based approach. Interactive gallery tours based on the museum’s art collection or temporary exhibitions can be combined with hands-on creative projects in the studios. Our programs engage students through a discussion-based approach that sparks curiosity, creating a personal connection that helps participants to retain information. For more information visit
EdVenture Children’s Museum
The Midlands very own children’s museum designed to delight all children with daily programming for ages 2 to 102! The museum has 92,000 sq. ft. of fun, 9 exhibit halls and excitement just waiting to happen around every corner. Learn to play through exploration!! Located at 211 Gervais St. just before the Congaree River.
- 2184 North Lake Drive
- Columbia, SC