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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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Great children's museum

Our grandchild very much enjoyed this museum visit. Plenty of activities for children of all ages... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Cathy S
Greenville, South Carolina
Great place

Visited here with my daughter and her family. It's a beautiful place with so many fun things to do... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
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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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300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our grandchild very much enjoyed this museum visit. Plenty of activities for children of all ages. Museum staff are very helpful.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my daughter and her family. It's a beautiful place with so many fun things to do. Boys were busy being construction workers with wheelbarrow and pulleys, girls were cooking. Some were climbing the rock wall and one of my favorite rooms, the...More

Thank Z1553GAjudithb
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best children’s museums we have been to! The exhibits are all very well done, it’s super clean, and huge! The cafe even serves Chick Fil A. A must-do in Greenville for sure!

Thank Mandyusf
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It always boggles the mind that kids pay so much less admission at a "Children's" museum. Visited with grandparents and the admission for the 5 adults was $50 while the kid was $9. How about charging a little more for the kids while lowering adult...More

Thank JesusAboveAll
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This was a neat museum with lots of interactive features for the kids. Some things didn't work but it was a neat experience. Even some things that were neat for the adults to do. I recommend eating before unless you want a chicken sandwich. Ages...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My family went to the children's museum for the day. The ages were 9,11,and 13. Though I thought it would be too childish, I was wrong. There was plenty of things to do for all ages. Some things were kiddish but others were not. Teenagers...More

Thank TravelingReviews13
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I was a guest at an event for people aged 22-30s that selected the children's museum as their venue. Was a unique set-up for that kind of event with drinks, apps, and a DJ. We were able to interact with the exhibits on the 1st...More

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Severna Park, Maryland
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

There was arguing amongst my kids because the 13 year old did not want to go to a children's museum. She was the one who pushed back the most when we left- she didn't want to leave! Countless innovative, multi sensory activities. There is no...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Located near Downtown Greenville, The Children's Museum of the Upstate is a wonderful place to bring the kids for a full day's adventure. There is something here for everyone and watching your little ones play and explore on 3 floors of well-crafted, fun and imaginative...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Took our 6 year old son to spend the day and he loved it. We try and visit a children's museum when we visit new cities and this was a great place. It had 3 floors of activities, he was a racer, astronaut, banker, painter,...More

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10 September 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Minimal. Limited selection of " brought in" chick fil a sandwiches, nuggets and salads. Chips or yogurt are the only other selections and it's only open from like 11-2:00
28 January 2017|
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Response from Libgator | Property representative |
Yes. Suggest bringing a friend for them to play with but not necessary as adults enjoy it, too! It is very affordable and worth checking.
3 October 2016|
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Response from janice b | Reviewed this property |
Not positive but it wouldn't be more than a mile.