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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 #12 of 43 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 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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Knoxville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Greenville, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My children and I travel frequently with my husband. We have been to just about every children's museum in the southeast and this is tied with Chattnooga tenn. As being the best. The admission prices are very reasonable when compared to other children's museums. Exhibits are current, reflective of technologically savvy kids, multiage range, lots of variety. The facility is... More

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

Thank you so very much for this review. It means a lot to our entire staff who work very hard to ensure that all visitors have a top notch experience such as yours. They will be so delighted when they read this! More

Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have been members for a while and every time we visit, we discover something new (whether it be a permanent or temporary exhibit)! It is very clean and very well organized. Our kids love the new climber!

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