EdVenture is the largest children's museum in the Southeast United States, located in Columbia, South Carolina. EdVenture opened to the public in 2003. It has 8 galleries covering 92,000 square feet (8,500 m2), plus hands-on exhibits, 2 resource centers, and a 200-seat theater. 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of the total 92,000 square feet (8,500 m2) is devoted to exhibit galleries, laboratories and visitor amenities. An additional 7,000 square feet (700 m2) of outdoor gallery space is located just outside the museum's front door. Within the total 92,000 square feet (8,500 m2) there are approximately 350 individual hands-on exhibits. There is also a statue of 'Eddie' on the first floor of the museum which children can climb into and learn about the insides of people. It is located at 211 Gervais Street in midtown Columbia, next to the South Carolina State Museum.