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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Address: 300 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: +1 864-233-7755
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Description: 80,000 Square feet of fun! The Children's Museum of the Upstate is 7th...
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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Excellent place to take the kiddos and grandparents!

The museum is great for kids of all ages, we have enjoyed it with our toddler. The exhibits are always changing and never the same place twice. Membership is great to add... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is great for kids of all ages, we have enjoyed it with our toddler. The exhibits are always changing and never the same place twice. Membership is great to add grandparents so they can take them when they come into town. Great A/C or heated option in dead of winter or summer. Really wonderful to have this in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to visit on a hot day. I have a 2 year old and found lots of fun things to keep him entertained for about an hour and half. I was amused too. So many creative activities and games. Can't wait to visit again when my kid is older!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We love coming to this children's museum when we visit from out of town. It is large and has so many awesome exhibits. The kids get out some great energy and I get to hang out in the AC! There is always so much to do here and our favorite part is ending out the water tables in the basement.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I will confess that even after three years of living here I constantly underestimate Greenville and its surroundings, and am often shamed by my arrogance. For example, when I heard that Greenvillle had a museum I thought, "How nice," but also "How good could it possibly be?" The short answer is pretty darned good! Interestingly, I'd never have got into... More 

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to take the kiddo's and get some education in with play time. They have a little Bi-lo in there set up with check out lanes for the kids to get a feel of how it is. There is also a bank they can play in. Many different areas for kids. I would say that after about the age... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Your children will love it. There is a wonderful climbing sculpture that they immediately start climbing just inside the entrance. All of the exhibits provide learning experiences and most are hands on. They especially loved dressing up as news announcers and weather reporters and bring videotaped. You can purchase the tapes. Good for very young through middle school. Adults like... More 

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TCMU, Director of Sales at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 star review and such wonderful descriptions of the exhibits and appropriate ages. But most of all, thanks for visiting multiple times. Grandparent memberships are a great deal, we hope to see your family again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Explore and learn indoors! We had a great time! There is something for all ages, with 3 floors of fun! My favorite was the lite bright wall, and my sons was the life size race cars on the main floor, as well as the creative music room.

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TCMU, Director of Sales at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, responded to this review

Thanks for posting these fun pictures and your 5 star review. We love hearing about your favorite exhibits! You make a very good point about the heat. Rain or shine, heat or cold - the museum is an always an oasis of fun. More 

Dacula, Georgia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

our small children loved this museum. We stayed all day and the kids never got bored., the place is clean and the staff is very very nice. we will definitely be back

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This museum is truly one of the best in the entire country - and it is right here in Greenville. Hours of fun for parents and children in a safe and educational environment. The facility is second to none.

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TCMU, Director of Sales at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, responded to this review

Thank you for this glowing review. We are going to repost this on our social media! More 

Inman, South Carolina, United States
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Me and my granddaughter had a blast. There was interactive areas, climbing areas, we built a cake, went pretend grocery shopping. I can't think of any area here that we didn't have fun.

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TCMU, Director of Sales at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the entire museum and appreciate the positive feedback! More 

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Address: 300 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone Number: +1 864-233-7755
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville

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