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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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Great place for kids!

We stopped here to kill a few hours on our drive to Atlanta. It wasn't far off I-85 and easy to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Nice Museum to keep KIds Entertained for a Few House

Took my grands here for the day. There are lots of things to do for children of all ages although... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vickie W
Greenville, SC
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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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300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here to kill a few hours on our drive to Atlanta. It wasn't far off I-85 and easy to find. It was a fun museum and my kids (13 & 6) had a great time. Very clean place and wasn't too busy when...More

Thank teknoge3k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my grands here for the day. There are lots of things to do for children of all ages although most activities seem to be for children who are 5-8. Many varied activities so no matter what your children are interested in they should be...More

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a must if you have kids. You can spend as little as 1 hour there to all day if you wish. There are tons of activities for the kids that will keep them entertained for hours!

Thank zetagirl22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently my family was with me in Greenville for work and on my day off we were looking for something to do to escape the heat. I didnt want to spend much money, but ultimately caved when my wife mentioned the museum. Price was reasonable...More

Thank Colbey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happen to go there on a rainy day. It's a wonderful experience for children. So much to do and learn. A lot of hands-on. On a whole it's very bright and colorful which catches the children's eyes immediately. The staff is helpful and great with...More

Thank 412TinaS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 2 y/o to the Children's museum & she loved it! There are so many things for kids to play with. We could have stayed there all day. Well worth checking out.

Thank Thegreengrocer1
Reviewed June 6, 2017

It probably has been one of the best gifts we have given our grandchildren that has lasted for months. They never get tired of this place. There are various things to do and they keep adding new things for the kids to enjoy and learn...More

Thank yokohamamama
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

My new granddaughter was born early January 25 and her 4 and 9 year old siblings had spent the night with us the night before. After spending the morning with their new sister and parents at the hospital we had lunch and then-what could we...More

Thank dane18
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Really liked this children's museum! Such creative exhibits - some things you don't see anywhere else, like robot tic tac toe. Their grocery store is pretty cool as it lets the kids actually scan their own groceries and add up the cost. The reason it...More

Thank erinbsc
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

A multitude of hands-on activities. Fun for children and adults. Experiences teach young and old. Enjoyable for all.

Thank Jacque Y
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January 28, 2017|
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Response from Libgator | Property representative |
Yes. Suggest bringing a friend for them to play with but not necessary as adults enjoy it, too! It is very affordable and worth checking.
October 3, 2016|
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Response from janice b | Reviewed this property |
Not positive but it wouldn't be more than a mile.
October 3, 2016|
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Response from Libgator | Property representative |
The free downtown trolley also goes by the museum. It is located in Heritage Green where you can also find other museums and the downtown Hughes Main Library - all have activities for kids.