|City of Columbia Mayor Benjamin and family at Mast General Store|
Whether you're a visitor looking for a family adventure or a local looking to have a family day of fun, here are some things to do with the kids in tow:
|EDDIEÂ® at EdVenture Children's Museum|
The second Tuesday of each month is Family Night. From 5 -8 pm, take advantage of $1 admission for each person in your family.
|The giraffe overlook at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden|
At the zoo, that is. With more than 2,000 animals, a botanical garden and interactive things to 'zoo,' Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens is a day in itself. Feed the giraffes or the lorikeets, go above and beyond at the Sky High Safari, get up close to some 'roos at the Kangaroo Walkabout, climb the rockwall or ride some ponies during your trip.
How about getting back to nature? Head to Saluda Shoals Park to rent kayaks or canoes for the family and cruise down the Saluda River. If you don't want to get in the river, kids love Saluda Shoals' water playground. The park also offers picnic areas and bike rentals with paved trails.
|Congaree National Park|
|Sally Salamander Walking Tour|
|Logan the Leprechaun|
|South Carolina State Museum|
|Columbia Marionette Theatre|
The Columbia Children's Theatre or Columbia Marionette Theatre offer shows year-round that delight kids and adults alike. For a list of performances, search for theatre events on our calendar.
Read a story
A library you don't want to miss, Richland Library features a children's room with a mural of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, the first and only place where Sendak has allowed his work to be used as public art. Storytimes for younger children, like a "pajamarama" and family storytime, will take your kids on a journey into their imaginations.
The library also partners with the Columbia Museum of Art to offer hands-on art activities for children. (And on a side note, admission to Columbia Museum of Art is free for children under 5.)
Jump and play around
Of course, all things families love about Columbia, SC couldn't fit into one post, so find more things to do, attractions, family events and more at columbiacvb.com.
Families: What's your favorite kid-friendly thing to do in Columbia, SC? Leave a comment below and let us know.