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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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My favorite place for kids in the Upstate!

My family and I began our first membership 3 years ago. We were new to Greenville and we just... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Perfect place to play and learn ALL YEAR!

I think the museum is the perfect place to take children to learn and play. They have activities... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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80,000 Square feet of fun! The Children's Museum of the Upstate is 7th largest children's museum in the country and only children's museum that is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, it's close to all the action and offers ample parking. The museum features 20 exhibit galleries that include a traveling exhibit hall, two outdoor interactive exhibit spaces and an outdoor programming space. Visitors experience more than 100 individual exhibit components with a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment. Kids and adults can simulate flight into space, design their own Formula 1 race car or go exploring in the Climber that reaches up to the skylight. Whatever your age, The Children's Museum is a place of possibility where children and adults alike can explore, discover, imagine, pretend and Be Anything! The Children's museum is committed to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing experiences that spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Open Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I began our first membership 3 years ago. We were new to Greenville and we just needed a place where our kids could play and socialize. But we found so much more at TCMU. We found a place our children could play,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the museum is the perfect place to take children to learn and play. They have activities like painting, book reading, crafts, etc. There are many "stations" where the children can play and learn. I really love the big "Lite Brite" wall, even as...More

Thank Havinggreatfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our busy toddler and had so much fun. The grocery store was a particular hit and I can’t wait for us to go back when she is older for the flight experiment area. Story time was well done and the following activity...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to take children of all ages. Varied and educational interactive exhibits. Plan on spending 2-3 hours. A great way to spend the day.

Thank GourmetFan2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is extremely well done and a delight for most children. Reasonable entrance fee too! Highly recommend.

Thank caesar19vidmar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is an area for all ages. We have 3 children and they always enjoy going. Restrooms are easy to find, the displays are well taken care of and changed often to be able to visit regularly. The bottom floor with the water experience is...More

Thank maryu322
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe TCMU is the 7th largest in the country, so plan lots of time to explore with your little one(s). Three floors of fun to engage infants to pre-teens. Explore the Michelin outdoor playground with zero-entry merry-go-round for children with different abilities. Our son...More

Thank LoriZoo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our grandchild very much enjoyed this museum visit. Plenty of activities for children of all ages. Museum staff are very helpful.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my daughter and her family. It's a beautiful place with so many fun things to do. Boys were busy being construction workers with wheelbarrow and pulleys, girls were cooking. Some were climbing the rock wall and one of my favorite rooms, the...More

Thank Z1553GAjudithb
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best children’s museums we have been to! The exhibits are all very well done, it’s super clean, and huge! The cafe even serves Chick Fil A. A must-do in Greenville for sure!

Thank Mandyusf
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9 September 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Minimal. Limited selection of " brought in" chick fil a sandwiches, nuggets and salads. Chips or yogurt are the only other selections and it's only open from like 11-2:00
28 January 2017|
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Response from Libgator | Property representative |
Yes. Suggest bringing a friend for them to play with but not necessary as adults enjoy it, too! It is very affordable and worth checking.
3 October 2016|
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Response from janice b | Reviewed this property |
Not positive but it wouldn't be more than a mile.