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Each interactive exhibit is paired with a sign full of fun facts.  Kids are able to learn and play at the same time. Each interactive exhibit is paired with a sign full of fun facts. Kids are able to learn and play at the same time.
Michaela says her favorite part was sledding down the slide and learning about the bobsledders in the South Pole. Michaela says her favorite part was sledding down the slide and learning about the bobsledders in the South Pole.
Visitors get to have snowball fights and read about what kind of climate is needed for it to snow. Visitors get to have snowball fights and read about what kind of climate is needed for it to snow.

By: Madisyn Kellough

            Palmetto State meteorologists might not be calling for snow, but at EdVenture Life Children’s Museum, Snowville is in full blast.   The interactive exhibit is a playscape allowing children and the young at heart to have some fun and learn at the same time.

            A trip to Snowville starts in the North Pole where you can find a polar bear, climb Mount EdVenture, test your skill in ice hockey, and blast some snowballs.  Next, you walk into the South Pole where you can sled down a twenty-five foot slide, just like you’re really sledding.  Each fun activity is paired with a sign explaining its importance and the significance that activity has in the Poles.

            For eight-year-old Michaela Young, it’s a great way to learn.

            “Well I’m home schooled so it’s really fun to come here more than sitting at a desk,” she said.  

             Michaela would much rather be learning about climate changes while climbing Mount EdVenture and blasting snowballs at her little brothers than in a classroom.

            “It’s awesome to get out, play and learn at the same time and it never really snows here so I never get to do stuff like this,” Michaela says. 

            The museum’s marketing coordinator, Amanda Cooper, says the warmer weather in South Carolina is another reason Snowville is such a great exhibit.

            “A lot of kids don’t get to experience snow especially living in South Carolina and Columbia so it’s just a fun day to figure out what a snow day is all about,” she says.

            If a real snow day is anything like a day in Snowville, the exhibit just might have people in the south wishing for colder weather! 

            For those looking to enjoy snow, or something close to it, the exhibit will remain open daily until February 22.

                             

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