Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Located on the northern border of Lexington County, the zoo 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.
For more than 30 years, Riverbanks has provided individuals, families and groups with a
common place to connect with and learn about the world’s wildlife and wild places. Twice
awarded the Governor’s Cup for South Carolina’s Most Outstanding Tourist Attraction,
Riverbanks is the premier family choice for education and recreation in the Southeast
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EdVenture is the souths largest childrens museum and offers fabulous interactive and
educational exhibits to inform and entertain kids. EdVentures impressive list of exhibits
includes 40-foot-tall EDDIE, The Worlds Largest Child, Bodyworks, Mission Imagination,
World of Work, The Great Outdoors, Cyberloft, Critter Garden, Aha Factory and My
Backyard. For more information about things to do at EdVenture when visiting South
Carolina, visit

Columbia Museum of Art
The Columbia Museum of Art has operated since 1950 in Columbia, South Carolina. The
downtown Columbia Museum of Art offers both art displays and public instruction
programs. Visitors to the Columbia Museum of Art can take part in lectures and gallery
talks to learn more when visiting the museum. Wonderfully suited for children, the magical
Secret Garden Orientation Gallery is the starting point of exploration for a specially
designed kids program. To learn more about things to at the Columbia Museum of Art,

Lexington County Museum
231 Fox St
Lexington, SC 29072
This seven-acre property includes the John Fox House, which was built in 1832 and
displays with quilts, period furniture, textiles, etc. Outbuildings on the property include a
summer and winter dairy, a pigeon house, a privy, a sweet potato house and a loom
house. Also on the property are a c. 1771 Colonial cabin , a c. 1815 one-room school
house, a kitchen, a 19th-century garden, and a c. 1850 gin house. The museum offers 13
interactive programs for school children. These programs, which teach about the 18th and
19th centuries, feature period dressed docents and are hands-on. School groups (K-4
through 6th grade) are free with advance reservation. For more information, visit

Village Square Theatre
Home of the Lexington County Arts Association, Village Square Theatre is located at 105
Caughman Road in Lexington, South Carolina.

The Columbia Marionette Theatre

The Columbia Marionette Theatre is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded over 25 years ago, aiming to entertain and educate children and adults through the long-standing tradition and artistry of puppetry. The theatre is open to the public and hosts daycare and school field trips any day of the week. Shows for the general public run Saturdays at 11AM and 3PM. In addition, CMT tours educational and entertaining shows throughout the state. For more information, visit www.cmtpuppet.org