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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

300 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
864 233 7755
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Owner description: 80,000 square feet of fun! The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is the 10th largest children’s museum in the world and 7th largest in the country!... more » Owner description: 80,000 square feet of fun! The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is the 10th largest children’s museum in the world and 7th largest in the country! 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 18 exhibit galleries, 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 Kaleidoscope Climber. 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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Clarks Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with my son at the Children's Museum of the Update. Lots of different fun exhibits. I'm sure to return. A little pricey though.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a big children's museum and wonderful. 3 kids ages 5-8 loved all three floors. The news recording show was really cool.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you are in Greenville with kids this is a definite attraction. It is well laid out - lots to do and learn- very clean and well maintained. You probably don't need more than a couple of hours and this is definitely for pre-teen kids.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My 5 year old had a great time, he really enjoyed the exhibits so I am being a little harsh, but fact is there is not much to do here more then one time. This place sells memberships and I was excited prepared for a a very dynamic experience but what I got was a pretty run of the mill... More

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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were visiting in the area and knew the day was going to be a washout with so much rain. We decided to try the children's museum and so glad we did. Super clean, well maintained! The kids had hours of fun.

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Bushnell, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My Kids had a great time. Not much to do for adults, but it is a kids museum. Probably could of had more benches. Facility was very clean, and seen someone cleaning in areas that weren't being occupied by visitors almost the whole time, so I could tell it was pretty important to the establishment. Very nice visit.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This has loads of fun and educational hands on exhibits that will keep kids and adults happy. We took our 2 year old granddaughter here and she loved it, and I have to admit I probably enjoyed it as much as her. I really liked the open layout, lots of room and very clean. The staff are friendly and helpful... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Based on what I've read, if you go through all of the reviews on here you will get a good picture of what the Children's Museum of the Upstate is like. This is indeed a wonderful children's museum and kids will love it. It's one of the larger children's museums in the U.S., in the top 10. The exhibits are... More

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Simpsonville, SC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I were keeping our nephews (9 & 11) for a few days at Christmas and as my kids are in their 20's now, I needed something to keep their attention for a full day, one of the days they were here. What a great place. The entire museum is hands-on. I actually think kids of all ages... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was a great place. The facility was clean. The employees was very nice and actually working, which is often unseen these days. Everything was fun and educational. I highly recommend this to any family. Have fun.

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