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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
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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So much fun you forget they're learning

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Taylors, South Carolina
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Taylors, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't have kids, but our friends brought us here. We spent over an hour here and had a great time. I can't even imagine how long you could spend here with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and had alot of fun. Alot of stuff to do and wasn't to pricey. Alot of stuff needs to be updated and they need to have drinks to purchase on sundays. We were there for 3 hours and only had the water fountains. Would deff come back though.

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is so much fun for 3 to 11 year olds. The museum changes some of their exhibits every so often. The exhibits and activities are a lot of fun.

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Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

GreAt place to take young children. The grocery store experience was unique and our 3 year old grandson spent an hour in this section. The water play area is nice could use more protective gear as the children do get wet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is good way to spend a few hours with the children. The new play ground area is GREAT! I do wish they would upgrade some of their exhibits on the main level.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I may be mistaken, but I think adults can only go to the museum if they have a child to take. Luckily, my nephew was visiting and I got to take him. The displays are excellent and kept in good shape. The race car simulator was very good and I eventually had to pull my nephew away so others could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We took our 21 month old daughter not knowing what to expect, how much would be appropriate for her age. From the moment we stepped through the door it was amazing. The lady at the front desk sold us our tickets and pointed out on the map all the locations that are geared for our daughter's age. We walked around... More 

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