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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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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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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... read more

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Brevard, North Carolina
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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our grandchildren have been here many times and each time find something new to grab their attention. It is geared to children under 12, but even little tots will find something fun to do. It is very clean and you don't worry about your kids touching everything. The café downstairs is very handy since nearby restaurants are not as convenient... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with grandchildren on a weekday and it was surprisingly busy but not overcrowded. They have a new exhibit called the spark room our young ones enjoyed. They also enjoyed story time. Of course they enjoyed everything else this is the second year we purchased a family pass which is so convenient. Highly recommended

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Guyton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fun day! It was busy the day we went, but there is plenty to do. My kids loved it. We were on vacation and my friend took us. So fun! And we brought home a video the kids made!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Greenville Childrens Museum is very large. They have multiple floors and plenty of activities and toys to keep kids engaged. Some of the exhibits were not working or not in good order. My main complaints are with the amount of kids. Kids are everywhere! You need to watch and pay very close attention to your children. The place can... More 

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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on Sunday afternoon- there were not a ton of people here which meant we got to spend time at each activity. Our son had tons of fun. Several times, my husband and I made him wait on us, we weren't done playing yet. Highly recommend. We've been with a group before as well but we most certainly enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Our family has a membership to the Children's Museum. Regardless of how many times we've been, my children have fun every time. This is especially a favorite when it's so hot during the summer and on rainy days. My kids have spent hours in the construction area itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Our kids love it here and have for years. Lots of school groups come so you might want to call ahead. The basement has a special art area and water area so bring a change of pants for kids as the aprons don't cover everything. You can easily spend 10-3 here and feel that you've done it all. The climber... More 

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