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“Outstanding adventure for both kids and adults”

The Children's Museum of the Upstate
Ranked #11 of 96 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 October 10, 2013

This museum has something for everyone...... Young children, older children, young adults, new parents, grandparents....everyone is covered. See the wonderful on faces when they play in the music room, slide thru a stomach, put trash thru recycle, climb thru the maze, drive a race car, enjoy the wind machine, the list goes on. This is something everyone should experience, parents and grandparents alike must take their kids to this magical place.

Thank Dale M
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The museum was closed to all but the convention guests (all adults) when we went and the adults certainly let out the kids in them. Hands-on activities were a lot of fun and I can see where kids would just love this place. The food is ok... typical hot dogs, hamburgers, etc., but I don't know if that was just for our event or if the regular menu is different. Parking for us was across the street and free; I don't know if that is typical or not. But all in all it was a fun, clean place with lots for the kids to try their hands at.

1  Thank AKT1977
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Real nice children's museum with 3 levels of interactive exhibits. I would say this museum is best suited for kids in between age of 2-8, any older then that and they might get a bit bored as most of exhibits are geared towards younger kids.

Out of the few children's museums I have been too, this one definitely ranks near the top. Admission price I thought was reasonable, and parking was free (on the weekend, though I think on weekdays they charge).

They had a nice cafe with reasonably priced food also.

5  Thank SportsFan2007
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

My three girls, ages 8, 10 and 12, enjoyed themselves here. We were there for 3 hours and they could have stayed longer but I was freezing and tired of standing around. The thermostat was set way too low and I had worn pants just in case it was cool. There was also hardly any seats for the parents to sit and wait while their children looked at an exhibit. Mine are old enough that I do not need to hover over them and it would have been nice to sit and watch them enjoy themselves. I left freezing cold with an aching back and feet.

Thank whyesy
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Took an 11 year old and a 3 year old here and they both loved it! Lots to keep kids of all ages occupied!

Thank Poppy01_11
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