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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

300 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
+1 864-233-7755
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Ranked #10 of 46 Attractions in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Lots to do...very interactive...especially good for 6 and under...very well organized...enough to spend all day...cafe available with moderate prices. Exhibits from grocery store to robotics to climbing net.

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family enjoyed the Museum tremendously. The only reason I didn't give givee stars is that some of the activities my 6 & 7 year old were to old for. Definitely worth a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We have been lucky to visit many museums with the kids and we loved this one. The museum really fit the ages of the children. We visited on a Saturday morning and it wasn't crowded at the time of visit. The museum was very colorful and inviting. Visiting other museums we have always found things that didn't work but here,... More

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

What a wonderful review that is greatly appreciated, especially from someone who knows her museums! We strive to keep the museum clean and exhibits in working condition, which can be a challenge during the busy summer months. Our Facilities Maintenance team is wonderful and react quickly to any issues. As for not being crowded on a typically busy Saturday, it... More

Wilson, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lots of different themed areas for all sorts of interests! Hands-on fun with racecars, art, water, airplanes, spaceships, camping, grocery shopping, construction sites, climbing, building, science, etc. There are 3 floors and I guarantee you won't have enough time to do it all justice. Once you have your wristband, you can leave (like for lunch) & come back in the... More

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Knoxville
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is our 3rd children's museum this year. This was an impressive museum. There are 3 stories packed full of activities. Our grandchildren are 4 and 1, and they both had a great time. The 4 year old loved the climbing structure. She also loved singing and making her own cd, which we purchased for $5. I found several benches... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share these fun details of your experience. Especially since it sounds like you are becoming a Children's Museum connoisseur! How lucky for your grandchildren to be able to experience learning through play at multiple museums. We hope you were able to experience the early childhood education program at 1pm. When summer camps end... More

Simpsonville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one of the better children's museums we have been to. It has 3 floors of activities with a giant climbing play center in the middle. I would recommend this for ages 10 and under. The activities and exhibits are geared towards younger children.

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

Thank you for this wonderful compliment and taking the time to review us. Will we see you at Grown Ups Only Night on Aug 22nd? It's a fun night where adults get to have fun on all the exhibits! More

Greenville, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My son absolutely loves this place. So much to see, do and learn.3 stories of fun, with no time limit! Once inside its free roam for as long as you'd like.great way to spend a day with the family.

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I brought a 4 and 7 year old here to entertain them for a couple of hours. Both boys had a wonderful time exploring the exhibits! The favorite of both was the "Construction Zone." My only suggestion is that I wish there was some seating near the exhibits for parents to sit while observing their children. My only complaint was... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Although it's not very big, my kids had a ball. They really enjoyed the "shopping center " the entire setup.

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nurkpm
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Should be updated kids get bored very fast with the same things. Grands were bored the second time there.

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