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The Children's Museum of the Upstate
Ranked #8 of 102 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have been to several children's museums throughout the country and this is one of our favorites. You have to pay for parking and it is not the easiest place to find, but the museum itself is nice. We just moved to the area from south Florida and this children's museum tops both of the ones there hands down. A little more pricey than some of the other children's attractions around, but will be returning on a regular basis. The food at the cafe inside is reasonable and delicious. Keep an eye out for special events (free parking). We had a blast at Mess fest this past week end. Will be returning the next rainy day.

Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Greenville has come a long way in the past 15 years, and the Children's Museum is proof. The city has taken its old library and turned it into a place a family can easily spend hours experimenting,learning, and playing. The museum is an amazing place to spent a rainy day. It's suitable and interesting for toddlers up to pre-teens. Heck, I'm 39 years old, and I had a ball.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

My older children were bored. Pretty pricey and parking is horrid but overall one of my favorite children's museums.

1  Thank Melissa E
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first! Great mix of educational and practical things to do!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Two boys, brothers, a 2 year old and a 3 year old working on a farm, milking a cow, serving tea to me (their Gramma), driving a garbage truck, building with a crane, driving a race car, catching spouting water, playing musical instruments, performing on tv, flying a space ship, grocery shopping, climbing through an amazing maze. Give yourself several hours to truly have an enjoyable experience. This is where you can just let kids be themselves and let their Imagination show you an incredible world through the eyes of babes....or boys in my case. Excellent experience for all!

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