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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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I want to be a kid again

Fun for lots of ages. I took my 2.5 year old and she had a blast! This would be great for rainy or snowy days. Price isn't bad and it's even better if you become a member if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fun for lots of ages. I took my 2.5 year old and she had a blast! This would be great for rainy or snowy days. Price isn't bad and it's even better if you become a member if you have multiple children.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After one visit right after moving here we decided to join this museum! They have very high security and TONS of activities for the kids! Our kids literally spend hours here! Make plans for you visit the next time you are in the Greenville area.

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Kampot, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a great place to spend time with your kids, or in our case, grandkids. There is a ton of stuff for kids to do, much of it very instructional. I am always surprised at what the kids like. The wind tunnel and other aerodynamic exhibits were fascinating to me, but my granddaughter could have spent the entire day in... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I decided to take my boys who are ages 8 and 3. They both enjoyed several of the exhibits and several that were directed more to my youngest were really fun for him but were not boring for my oldest. They had a great time and we will definitely be returning.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There's more to do for kids aged 3-7 than any other age. There are several large displays to explore and do but not much else. The price isn't bad at all for what it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My age-5 grandson and I spent a terrific 3 hours here. He loved the 'flying carpet' climbing structure, where he could scramble up to the museum ceiling. We also spent a lot of time at the water-play exhibit, where he stacked water wheel, launched boats, etc. Other highlights were the race cars, the Japanese exhibit with a bamboo hideaway, and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Our second visit and my children have loved it both times! Highly recommend. My older child is 11 and he had as much fun as my 7 yr old.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is an outstanding children's museum in the opinion of grandparents who have taken children to several around the country. The interactive exhibits are fun for both children and adults. Fathers of the children love the race car experience as much as the children. We will continue to take visiting families to the museum and highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The museum is great for kids of all ages, we have enjoyed it with our toddler. The exhibits are always changing and never the same place twice. Membership is great to add grandparents so they can take them when they come into town. Great A/C or heated option in dead of winter or summer. Really wonderful to have this in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to visit on a hot day. I have a 2 year old and found lots of fun things to keep him entertained for about an hour and half. I was amused too. So many creative activities and games. Can't wait to visit again when my kid is older!

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