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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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Such a Delight

My Grandson and I visited on the spur of the moment. I WISH we had PLANNED this trip so we could have spent more time. I was impressed that there is an identifying system so that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Linda P
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Greenville
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Greenville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

My Grandson and I visited on the spur of the moment. I WISH we had PLANNED this trip so we could have spent more time. I was impressed that there is an identifying system so that children can leave ONLY with an adult with a matching wristband ID. The exhibits were up to date, interesting, and delighted a little guy... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I took my grandboys here recently and what an experience ! There were so many hands on exhibits that they didn't know what to do next. Riding in race cars, using a crane, and so many more. It prompts the imagination of our youth. Fun for all ages. A must for children.

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Fairview, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have taken my grandchildren several times over the years. Always fun, Always something new. 3 stories of activities and fun things to explore. Lunch in the cafe is pretty good too.

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Greenville, SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great children's museum, BUT it has gone down hill a bit since it first opened. Many items are noticeably worn, the cool build your own race cars are gone and replaced by cheap plastic 1 piece ones. The motorized vehicles are gone from the construction area as well. Not much new has been added. I was surprised... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My four grandchildren were in town for a visit and this is the place I wanted them to go. It is GREAT for the kids...so much to do. Mine loved downstairs the best (2 love water, 2 love music). I had to drag them out of them kicking and screaming (not literally, but you know what I mean). This is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Large are for little ones to explore. Above seven felt it too bsbish. Not expensive and well worth the time for younger than eight.

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Huntersville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

quite a few different areas to explore on 3 floors. Could easily spend most of the day there with a young child. my daughter is 8 and loved it.

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

Thank you for pointing out that there is much to do for young children as well as your 8 year old as people often ask what ages apply best. We usually just tell them that even the parents will have fun. Hope to see your family back at the museum! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I took my kids to the museum in January this year. It was really alot of fun. Especially for smaller kids. But its fun for all ages, if you enjoy different activities. It was 3 floors. And actually roomy. The price wasn't bad at all. And you can stay all day or a few hours. Enjoyed trying a little something... More 

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

Rain or shine, the museum is always a safe bet. It's a great way for families to stay active when the weather isn't so good. Now that spring is here, we will even open our trike track (located behind the mueum) soon for outdoor fun, too! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A day at the Children's museum was well spent. I only wish we would have planned for more time. Three hours was not enough for my son. He literally cried and he is a very smart eight year old. He doesn't cry because we have to leave. But he did on this day!

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

"Planned for more time" is a wonderful testament to the many hands-on exhibits that can be found on all three levels of this 80,000 square foot museum. We are so glad you chose the museum and hope you will be back to finish exploring. When we are closing and families are exiting the museum, it is not unlikely to see... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Take the kids here often. They love the exhibits in the museum and the fact that they can interact with them. It's also good to have something that's fun safe and educational for kids of all ages. Good job, Keep up the good work!

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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 review. Happy, repeat customers make us smile. More 

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