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Columbia’s biggest 10-year-old boy gets a holiday makeover

We stopped by EdVenture Children’s Museum to check out recent updates to the Eddie exhibit, courtesy of Prisma Health.

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Face of giant Eddie exhibit with hand holding a dragonfly

Eddie has a big reason to smile this holiday season.

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One thing all Cola kids and kids-at-heart can agree on: Eddie is an icon. Not sure which Eddie we’re talking about? Look no further than EdVenture, where the world’s largest 10-year-old boy (read: 40 feet tall and 35,000 pounds) invites museum visitors to climb his vertebrae, visit his vital organs, and explore how the human body works.

Did you know? His heart weighs 500 pounds, and he has a special reason to sport his 3.5-foot smile this holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of Prisma Health, Eddie recently underwent renovations and enhancements, which were revealed on Tuesday, Dec. 20 to an adorable crowd of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital patients.

Red carpet and bubbles leading to the Eddie exhibit

Eddie’s unveiling was complete with a ribbon cutting and a red carpet bubble parade.

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Eddie has received not only cosmetic upgrades, but also safety updates and increased accessibility. Extensions to the exhibit include enhanced signage and 3D displays of the heart, lungs, brain, and intestines — and it’s all ADA-compliant, meaning all children can now enjoy exploring Eddie.

Looking for something to do while the kids are home from school over the break? EdVenture is open for the holiday season with special programming all month long.*

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