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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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Great Place to Take The Grands

We had our 8 year old granddaughters for the afternoon and they had a great time. We only left because we had to meet up with one of the parents. They wanted to know when we could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our 8 year old granddaughters for the afternoon and they had a great time. We only left because we had to meet up with one of the parents. They wanted to know when we could go back. The "hands on" experiences are just great and then the opportunities to burn off some energy was great too, because we... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a blast at the Children's Museum of the Upstate. Free parking on the weekend was a nice plus. Well worth the price paid. Stayed for nearly 4 hours with 4 kids (ages 3-5) and still felt like we didn't have enough time. The kids loved it!

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Fort Lee, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun, educational experience in a great environment! Highly recommend this for a family with children.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for kids. Our 5 year old daughters favorite area was the sound area and the art stations. My advice is that you do the art first on your visit to give time for the paint to dry. There is also a very nice infant/toddler water play area downstairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have come here several times but our most recent visit was the first after the construction of the new outdoor play area by Michelin. My boys loved it! It's also an exhibit on the French culture in Greenville brought in by Michelin and there's bilingual French signage. Most of the exhibits are great but I have noticed a problem... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We expected more. Arrived at 3 and then had to leave by 5 so we had to hurry through it. Seemed more just like a big playroom. they should give you a discount if you arrive so late.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my 6 year old niece. It was non stop for 3 hours. Facilities were very nice and well kept. Had several climbers including a new exhibit outdoors. Race cars, wind tunnels, building machines, water play, art, music, health and more. Three floors. Very interactive. They have a few areas designated for kids 5 and under as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This children's museum is a great deal of fun for all ages, and they are continually changing out and upgrading their exhibits. The "Little Sprouts' weekly class for ages 2-5 has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. It's 30 minutes with a story and a craft afterwards. We love Ms. Karen, who is the Educational Director! A family membership... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Not impressed. Even though it was relatively cheap to get in a couple of the exhibits for broke or non-functional. The cafeteria has a very limited selection of Chick-fil-A that is way overpriced, so I suggest you either eat before, bring a small snack or wait and have lunch after your visit here. I don't think we'll be back nor... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I loved The Children's Museum of the Upstate just as much as the mother, and child I went their with. Its the perfect size and has many fun activities for those of all ages.

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