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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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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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FUN for ALL AGES!

The Children's Museum is an interactive museum in downtown Greenville. While it's mostly for children, it's fun for adults, too. They did a great job in transforming the downtown... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Children's Museum is an interactive museum in downtown Greenville. While it's mostly for children, it's fun for adults, too. They did a great job in transforming the downtown library into a children's museum. It is so fun! They have adult events there as well. If you have children, it's a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a joyful trip for the grandchildren or mother and child. Our male friends enjoy the faces of children learning . Looks like a foreign Russian place.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The first time we came was for a bday party and had a ton of fun. My wife has come back a few times and bought the season pass. We are here today and my kids just love it. We have 5 year old twin boys and a 2 yr old girl and they never get bored. Right now we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We went on a very hot day in the middle of July. For a weekend, it wasn't that packed which was nice. It can be overwhelming at first but there is plenty to do. If you think as an adult you will be bored, don't worry there is plenty for you to do as well! Well worth the price. I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

My husband & I enjoyed this as much as our son did. The stations are engaging and informative, teaching in a very creative manner. I didn't expect for each activity to have so much to do and they fit a LOT of stuff into one building. My son really liked the market and the little barn/farm section. My husband loved... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Our grandchildren found plenty to do and see. Lots of hands on areas. Some new exhibits are in progress. Outdoor area was also fun.

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Landrum, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We went to the Museum with my 2 year old granddaughter. They lived in Pittsburgh at the time and they said that this museum was far better. Even my 60 year old husband enjoyed it!

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Taylors, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

And it's not just the kids learning. I learn stuff too. Great place for grandma to take the grandkids. Easy parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Today was our first time to the museum but our granddaughters second. The museum is really well thought out by people who know kids and has wonderful themed areas from formula 1 race cars to airplanes to a childrens gorcery where the little ones can race around filling their tiny shopping carts and check out. Light waves, space flight, an... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My granddaughters absolutely love the Children's Museum of the Upstate, and when they come to visit, we almost always spend a day there. They love the climbing tower and the Bi-Lo shopping area and Grandma Betty's Farm. But they also like the race cars and wind-tubes and construction area and water tables and the upside-down room and the garage and... More 

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