Ongoing Monthly Programs

Ongoing Monthly Programs

Early Adventures

Our Early Adventures program is designed for private groups of 10 or more children (ages 3-8 years old) - perfect for daycares, birthday parties, schools, churches, clubs, and learning centers. All programs include story time, games, crafts and snacks and 2 activity leaders.* Reservations are required. For more information, please call 803.252.1770 x 23 or email

*Games and crafts will be determined according to participants' age group. Each program last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on the number of participants.

Eggstrodinary Fun

March - April
$6 PER CHILD (3 - 8 YEARS)

Easter is just around the corner and Historic Columbia is hopping with excitement! Children will make crafts inspired by the spring, learn the Bunny Hop and enjoy our gardens during an egg hunt.

Scout Programs

Our Scout programs run throughout the month by reservation only during regular business hours. Register by contacting James Quint at or 803.252.1770 x 36. Please allow 90 minutes for these programs. For our full list of annual Scout troop tours click here.

Archaeology at the Mann-Simons Site

February - March | $8 per scout, $5 per adult

See how over 60,000 artifacts discovered during an archaeological dig at Mann-Simons Site can tell us stories about the family. Learn how archaeologists determine what people ate, tools they used, objects they owned, and even where previous buildings were built. Scouts will explore the footprints of buildings that once stood on the site, interact with many of the artifacts discovered in the archaeological digs, and see the archaeology lab used to clean and reassemble them. Scouts will participate in several hands-on activities including pottery refit and archaeology dig boxes.

Victorian Ladies' Tea Party

Saturday, May 17, 10 am or 12:30 pm | $8 per Scout, $5 per adult

Historic Columbia's Victorian Ladies' Tea Party welcomes Daisies, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts to visit the Seibels House, reportedly the oldest home in Columbia, where they will have the opportunity to learn about Victorian customs, including calling cards and the language of the fan. The girls will also make Victorian-inspired crafts such as herb sachets and paper dolls. The highlight of the day will be a Victorian tea party where they will learn table manners and etiquette. The registration deadline for this event is Monday, May 12. For more information, please visit our event calendar.