Here’s what Columbia offers October 19-20, 2017…
South Carolina State Museum
The museum, 301 Gervais Street, is located beside the historic Gervais Street Bridge and just a few blocks west of the State Capitol in downtown Columbia. The South Carolina State Museum is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. The State Museum is the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state.
Tel: 803-898-4921. http://scmuseum.org/
EdVenture Children’s Museum
EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street, is the South’s largest children’s museum. Experience the joy of learning and discovery at EdVenture Children’s Museum! A hands-on experience, EdVenture provides children, families, and teachers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in dynamic, diverse exhibits, programs, events and more.
Tel: 803-779- 3100. www.edventure.org
The Columbia Museum of Art
The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, in downtown Columbia on the corner of Main and Hampton Streets. The Columbia Museum of Art seeks to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the community, South Carolinians, tourists and visitors by collecting and preserving fine and decorative art from around the world, exhibiting highly regarded work from a broad range of cultures, and providing dynamic educational and cultural programs.
Tel: 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Riverbanks is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks. Riverbanks Main Entrance is located at 500 Wildlife Parkway, just off I-126 at Greystone Boulevard. Hours of operation are from 9-5 daily.
Tel: 803-779-8717. www.riverbanks.org
The Mann-Simmons Site, 1403 Richland Street, has statewide significance as one of only a few houses in South Carolina once owned by free blacks in antebellum days and now preserved as a historic house museum.
Tel: 803-252-7742. www.historiccolumbia.org
Cellar on Greene
Cellar on Greene, 2001-D Greene St, is Columbia’s first and only Wine Shop by day, Wine Bar by night. During daytime hours, Cellar sells an eclectic array of wines from around the world. Starting at 5pm, Cellar opens its doors to Columbia’s nightlife serving a full menu.
Tel: 803-343-3303. www.cellarongreene.com
SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame
SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame was established “as a memorial to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and in recognition of the selfless dedication of all law enforcement officers in the day-to-day performance of their duties.” 5400 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 (adjacent to the SC Criminal Justice Academy)
Tel: 803-896-8199. www.scdps.gov/hof/
Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park is a premier, natural, environmentally sensitive riverfront park that invites visitors to experience the treasures of the Saluda River through exceptional educational, recreational and cultural opportunities. The park is located along the banks of the beautiful Saluda River. 5605 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC. Tel: 803-731-5208. http://www.icrc.net/saluda-shoals-park