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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Address: 300 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
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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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What a fun day! It was busy the day we went, but there is plenty to do. My kids loved it. We were on vacation and my friend took us. So fun! And we brought home a video the kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Guyton, Georgia
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Guyton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fun day! It was busy the day we went, but there is plenty to do. My kids loved it. We were on vacation and my friend took us. So fun! And we brought home a video the kids made!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Greenville Childrens Museum is very large. They have multiple floors and plenty of activities and toys to keep kids engaged. Some of the exhibits were not working or not in good order. My main complaints are with the amount of kids. Kids are everywhere! You need to watch and pay very close attention to your children. The place can... More 

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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday afternoon- there were not a ton of people here which meant we got to spend time at each activity. Our son had tons of fun. Several times, my husband and I made him wait on us, we weren't done playing yet. Highly recommend. We've been with a group before as well but we most certainly enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has a membership to the Children's Museum. Regardless of how many times we've been, my children have fun every time. This is especially a favorite when it's so hot during the summer and on rainy days. My kids have spent hours in the construction area itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids love it here and have for years. Lots of school groups come so you might want to call ahead. The basement has a special art area and water area so bring a change of pants for kids as the aprons don't cover everything. You can easily spend 10-3 here and feel that you've done it all. The climber... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I love getting around the South and taking my daughter to these different Children's Museums...The Upstate didn't disappoint...The climbing structure they feature caught my eye and I knew would be a home run with my daughter...3 floors of lots of interactive stuff to do. Love the Space Shuttle landing sim & the Race Car sims. What makes this place a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went for the noon years eve event. The exhibits are great. My boys enjoyed the building area the best. They had live music for the day. Count down to noon years was in the Center area with tons of kids. Good time but it was a little pricy. We should have done a family year pass as we will... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Awesome museum for kids! Super hands on & educational. The live super market was a favorite! So much to see & do. Affordable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

here are a few words to explore this fun building. Epic Fun Perfect I love being there. It is one of the best places to have kids play at!

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Excellent afternoon with grandchildren. I always find something I missed last visit. The outside area is a nice addition.

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