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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
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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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Noon years eve

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Cheryl T
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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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Thank Mary F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

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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