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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 #11 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 attraction reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is so fun!!! I mess playing on it now that I'm moving. I love the BI-LO shopping center but some kids like to hog things. the food is good too. I recommend going there and eating lunch in the café. the chicken wrap is really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've been many times before, but this was our first time here for a birthday party (3yo). Great success! Fun for kids-something for all ages from 1-10, and even the adult guests enjoyed playing! We are even talking about going to the adults only play night. :)

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

Thank you so very much for pointing out our super-fun birthday parties! We are so very grateful for your review and excited at the prospect that we might see you at Grown Ups Only Night on August 22nd! Please help us spread the work about this very important fundraiser for the year. Supporting a charity was never so much fun! More

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