The Children's Museum of the Upstate

The Children's Museum of the Upstate Mission: To spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.
The Children's Museum began with one mother's wish to create a place in Upstate South Carolina where children would be inspired and learn in an informal, hands-on environment. In December 2003, local benefactors donated the former Greenville County Library building and the surrounding land to The Children's Museum of the Upstate and plans began to take shape. With 20 interactive exhibits on three floors, our 80,000 square foot facility at Heritage Green is one of the largest children's museums in the United States.
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We were so excited to partner with Children's Trust of South Carolina and Just Say Something to plant a pinwheel garden ...
05/02/2020

We were so excited to partner with Children's Trust of South Carolina and Just Say Something to plant a pinwheel garden as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. As our community is sheltering in place, it is more important than ever to continue the conversation of child abuse prevention and to promote the role we all play in keeping the children of the Upstate, safe.

It's S.T.E.A.M Saturday! What art can you create with paper towel or TP tubes? Try cutting them into pieces and squishin...
05/02/2020

It's S.T.E.A.M Saturday! What art can you create with paper towel or TP tubes? Try cutting them into pieces and squishing them into ovals and create away. Make it even more fun with paint!
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05/01/2020

Congratulations to Angela, winner of a free TCMU Mobile Birthday Party (value $100)! You’ll be getting an email from us to set up party details.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

It's Family Fun Friday! Check out how to make flying gliders in the step-by-step photos...#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenvill...
05/01/2020

It's Family Fun Friday! Check out how to make flying gliders in the step-by-step photos
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LAST DAY! Celebrating a kid’s birthday during stay-at-home? Enter our giveaway ASAP for a chance to receive a TCMU Mobil...
04/30/2020
TCMU Mobile Birthday Giveaway

LAST DAY! Celebrating a kid’s birthday during stay-at-home? Enter our giveaway ASAP for a chance to receive a TCMU Mobile Birthday delivered straight to your home.

Like this post and then visit our giveaway website to enter. Entries close tomorrow! http://giveaway.tcmupstate.org/

For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Mobile Birthday!

Have you entered to win a free TCMU Mobile Birthday Party yet? The giveaway is almost over!Just like this post on Facebo...
04/29/2020
TCMU Mobile Birthday Giveaway

Have you entered to win a free TCMU Mobile Birthday Party yet? The giveaway is almost over!

Just like this post on Facebook and visit the giveaway website to finish your entry: http://giveaway.tcmupstate.org/

For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Mobile Birthday!

It's Wild Wednesday! Try being an animal detective when you're outside and looking for clues they leave behind, or even ...
04/29/2020

It's Wild Wednesday! Try being an animal detective when you're outside and looking for clues they leave behind, or even leave some of your own clues! You can make tracks like animals using a potato to make a stamp or using your own feet with water. What evidence have you found that an animal has left behind?
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Birthdays haven’t stopped; so, neither have we. TCMU has created Mobile Birthday Parties to help you create a special bi...
04/28/2020

Birthdays haven’t stopped; so, neither have we. TCMU has created Mobile Birthday Parties to help you create a special birthday experience for your birthday star! Click the link for more info: https://www.tcmupstate.org/birthday-parties

We're sending a big thank you to all of the healthcare workers and first responders for keeping us safe! ❤️ TCMU
04/28/2020

We're sending a big thank you to all of the healthcare workers and first responders for keeping us safe! ❤️ TCMU

We have another exciting giveaway for you this week! We are offering a free TCMU Yard Party, so for just a few days, you...
04/27/2020
TCMU Mobile Birthday Giveaway

We have another exciting giveaway for you this week! We are offering a free TCMU Yard Party, so for just a few days, you can enter to win a kid’s birthday party delivered to your door.

Here’s how: like this post and then visit our giveaway page to finish entering: http://giveaway.tcmupstate.org

Good luck! The winner will be announced on Friday.

For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Mobile Birthday!

04/27/2020

It's Music and Movement Monday! Join in on this fun fingerplay with Ms. Jaimie!
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04/26/2020

There’s something BIG ready to head to homes in the Upstate... check back tomorrow to learn more!

04/26/2020

It's Spanish Story Sunday! Enjoy a bilingual reading of this classic story
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #childrensmuseum #whattodowithmykids #socialdistancing #covid19 #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #spanishstorysunday #horadelcuentoespañol #museumathome #distancelearning #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

04/25/2020

It's S.T.E.A.M. Saturday! Check out how to make a non-newtonian fluid that acts like a liquid and a solid with ingredients you'll have in your kitchen
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It's Family Fun Friday! Try making your own Tic Tac Toe game to play outside or in this weekend...#tcmupstate #yeahthatg...
04/24/2020

It's Family Fun Friday! Try making your own Tic Tac Toe game to play outside or in this weekend
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #childrensmuseum #whattodowithmykids #socialdistancing #covid19 #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #familygames #familyfunfriday #museumathome #distancelearning #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

It's Think It Thursday! We made a bird feeder out of a milk jug, what can YOU make one out of?...#tcmupstate #yeahthatgr...
04/23/2020

It's Think It Thursday! We made a bird feeder out of a milk jug, what can YOU make one out of?
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #childrensmuseum #whattodowithmykids #socialdistancing #covid19 #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #thinkitthursday #invention #museumathome #distancelearning #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

🚨🚨Giveaway🚨🚨It's Earth Day! What can you make with recycled materials? Pictured are ideas for magazine art, a horseshoe ...
04/22/2020

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It's Earth Day! What can you make with recycled materials? Pictured are ideas for magazine art, a horseshoe game and a rainstick, but we're challenging you to get creative!
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Post a picture of your recycled project and tag us for a chance to win a Family 4 Pack of passes to the museum (either location) to use when we open back up. Winner will be chosen on Saturday.
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It's Tot Time Tuesday! Does your little one like to pick at things they shouldn't? Try putting some painters or masking ...
04/21/2020

It's Tot Time Tuesday! Does your little one like to pick at things they shouldn't? Try putting some painters or masking tape for them to pull instead and work on those motor skills!
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We heard that some of you have book reports due this week so here's a way to make it more creative and “out of the box”,...
04/20/2020

We heard that some of you have book reports due this week so here's a way to make it more creative and “out of the box”, using a cereal box! Recap important elements of a book, along with adding a unique take on a new cereal.
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04/19/2020

It's Spanish Story Sunday! Enjoy this bilingual story with Ms. Elvia and learn Spanish and English!
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04/18/2020

It's STEAM Saturday! Did you know clouds need something to form around, like dust or even ash from a volcano? Make your own cloud using a glass jar with lid, ice, hot water, and hairspray!
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Congratulations to Lisa L., winner of the TCMU More to Explore Activity Bundle!You’ll be getting an email from us to set...
04/17/2020

Congratulations to Lisa L., winner of the TCMU More to Explore Activity Bundle!

You’ll be getting an email from us to set up contact-free arrangements to receive your gift.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

It's Family Fun Friday! Check out how to make a magnet maze using thick paper or cardboard, a fridge magnet and anything...
04/17/2020

It's Family Fun Friday! Check out how to make a magnet maze using thick paper or cardboard, a fridge magnet and anything you find around the house that will stick to the magnet and travel through your maze. Draw it as difficult as you need to for your child's age.
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This is a great way to demonstrate that magnets can work through solids- use different magnets to test their strength.
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*Bonus step: Try your magnets through cardboard, fabric, and maybe even in some water to see if they can work through varying types of matter!*
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #childrensmuseum #whattodowithmykids #socialdistancing #covid19 #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #lovewhereyoulive #familyfunfriday #museumathome #distancelearning #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

It's Think It Thursday! Get the whole family involved with inventing your own city out of cardboard. Kids can practice t...
04/16/2020

It's Think It Thursday! Get the whole family involved with inventing your own city out of cardboard. Kids can practice their project based learning skills all while putting recycled materials to good use! Plus, once you're finished, it's play time! Make it even more fun by building your city outside in the sun.
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For an early childhood activity, check out today's post on TCMU_Spartanburg !

Have you entered to win a More to Explore Activity Kit yet? The giveaway is almost over!Just like this post on Facebook ...
04/15/2020
TCMU More to Explore Bundle

Have you entered to win a More to Explore Activity Kit yet? The giveaway is almost over!

Just like this post on Facebook and visit the giveaway website to finish your entry: http://giveaway.tcmupstate.org/

For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Activity Kit.

It's Wild Wednesday! Try going on an animal scavenger hunt in your neighborhood. Tag us or post your pics in the comment...
04/15/2020

It's Wild Wednesday! Try going on an animal scavenger hunt in your neighborhood. Tag us or post your pics in the comments to show what animals you find!
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #childrensmuseum #whattodowithmykids #socialdistancing #covid19 #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #wildwednesday #scavengerhunt #outdoorlearning #museumathome #distancelearning #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

It's Tot Time Tuesday! Try letting your little one make music with pots and pans. Talk about the different sounds they m...
04/14/2020

It's Tot Time Tuesday! Try letting your little one make music with pots and pans. Talk about the different sounds they make when hit with a hand and then a spoon, or when you flip it over. Lots of noisy, fun learning!

Enter to win our TCMU More to Explore Bundle!For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Activity Kit.Here’s How: l...
04/13/2020
TCMU More to Explore Bundle

Enter to win our TCMU More to Explore Bundle!

For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Activity Kit.

Here’s How: like this post and then visit our giveaway page to finish entering. (http://giveaway.tcmupstate.org/)

Good luck! The winner will be announced on Friday.

For just a few days, you can enter to win a free Activity Kit.

04/13/2020

It's Music and Movement Monday! Get your body moving with Ms. Jaimie and The Wiggles
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #childrensmuseum #whattodowithmykids #socialdistancing #covid19 #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #musicandmovementmonday #museumathome #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

04/12/2020

It's Spanish Story Sunday! Join Ms. Elvia as she reads in English and Spanish.
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It's STEAM Saturday! Be a scientist by making your own hypothesis about what will happen to different things in the sun ...
04/11/2020

It's STEAM Saturday! Be a scientist by making your own hypothesis about what will happen to different things in the sun then testing to see if your predictions were right.
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Check out the Easter Bunnies (aka our CEO and Board Chair) as they delivered 135 Easter Baskets, sponsored by our AMAZIN...
04/10/2020

Check out the Easter Bunnies (aka our CEO and Board Chair) as they delivered 135 Easter Baskets, sponsored by our AMAZING Board Members and Friends, to the families of essential workers and first responders!

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300 College Street
Greenville, SC
29601

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(864) 233-7755

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Please be aware of the way ALL PEOPLE ACT around you and your/OUR children. I saw a young couple that apparently ran out or walked through and then out the Family Dollar Store in Lakeside Shopping Center with 2 small toddler boys by their hands. The lady at the register came out, but they'd already gotten around the corner of Sav-A-Lot. Please pray that the boys were with their parents because for some reason the whole demeanor was off to me.
Their chef camp was fantastic. Love having tcmu in Greenville. :)
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Where is a second location?
I thought the museum was very nice and all of the children with us had a great time. However, I was appalled by the fact that a place created for children would think it was acceptable to send a large group of children, there for a day of learning and fun, outside in 40 degree weather to eat their lunch. The chaperones held their children in their laps and tried to shield them from the winds, but the little ones without a parent with them, either didn't eat or shivered and tried to eat faster than any child should have to eat on a fun field trip. I would find it very hard to return to a place that would put their profit above the well being of children.
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