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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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+1 864-233-7755

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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Fun...fun...fun... and learning, too

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Curtice, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for young children to explore in a safe and clean environment. It's the perfect size for a smaller metro area because it's not lost in size or amount of "stuff". Great place to spend time with kids and family

Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! It is a great place for kids to explore, learn a lot, and just have fun! It will get busy on the weekends, but that is to be expected. I would highly recommend taking kids here because, simply put, they will love it!

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We have a family annual membership! My kids love it and it's much larger than most that we have visited in other states.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had so much fun,we did not want to leave. There was a magnetic wall to which you could affix pipes. The goal was to angle the pipes so a ball would follow the path. My nephew and I spent an hour at that station alone. We also liked the mini river system of locks and dams.

Thank William C
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

After taxes,its TEN DOLLARS for a 16 month old to get in!And even more for adults....its a childrens musuem and nothing in it interests adults,so why must we pay more than the kids?!All in all 6 adults and two 16 month olds was almost 100 bucks!!We flew through the musuem in about an hour and a half....not worth it money... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Two grandmothers took 2 grandchildren -ages 5 and 2 to this museum on a Saturday. It was a little crowded, being a weekend but the grandkids loved it! Had lots of different types of activities for our grandsons to enjoy -- racing cars, ball machine, barnyard for toddlers, water play and outside play gym. Many more activities that we didn't... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Children's Museum of the Upstate is great for the grandchildren. We took our grandsons (ages 4 and 6). I was somewhat concerned that they would run out of things to do. Not a chance!! They went from area to area enjoying the activities and went back to some favorite activities before it was time to go. They weren't a... More 

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Piedmont, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Greenville Children's Museum is totally worth a visit. You'll want to go time after time. It has hand on experience with so many different aspects. Children can play grocery shopping, work with sound, and lights. There is a story time and a craft afterwards. There is also an outside play area. Also you can go to the water play... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A treasure for Greenville families and visitors alike, the Children's Museum is three floors of fun and entertainment. There are things to do for both small and big kids alike plus arts and crafts and special events. They have a huge playground outside plus water features (with waterproof aprons) inside, a garage band exhibit, an indoor climbing aparatus, and a... More 

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