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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If you enjoy holiday shopping, drop the kids at the museum on Dec. 21 and 22 for play time and receive exclusive discoun...
12/06/2019

If you enjoy holiday shopping, drop the kids at the museum on Dec. 21 and 22 for play time and receive exclusive discounts and promotions from area businesses and restaurants! Learn more here - https://www.tcmupstate.org/drop-and-shop

Want to win a FREE week of Summer Camp at TCMU-Greenville? Click the link below to take a quick survey to help us plan o...
12/06/2019

Want to win a FREE week of Summer Camp at TCMU-Greenville? Click the link below to take a quick survey to help us plan our themes for this summer's camps!

The survey will remain open until Friday, December 13, 2019. One entry will be chosen to win one free week of Summer Camp for Summer 2020 for one child at TCMU-Greenville. To be entered to win, you must provide your email address at the end of the survey. The winner will be contacted directly via email.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egrsxa8yk3refsjx/start

Got your tickets to eat breakfast with the man in the red suit yet? Our breakfast with Santa includes a hot buffet, pict...
12/05/2019

Got your tickets to eat breakfast with the man in the red suit yet? Our breakfast with Santa includes a hot buffet, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate & coffee bar, story time, singalong, caroling, and holiday crafts! Get your tickets here - https://www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa

Winter break is right around the corner, and you can prevent cabin fever with a TCMU camp on 12/27, 12/30, 1/02 or 1/03!...
12/04/2019

Winter break is right around the corner, and you can prevent cabin fever with a TCMU camp on 12/27, 12/30, 1/02 or 1/03! Come out and build a snowman, take our winter baking boot camp, conduct winter science experiments or build arctic LEGO creations. Registration is open now! Learn more here- https://www.tcmupstate.org/winter-camps
#camps #wintercamps #winterbreak #greenvillekids #yeahthatgreenville #holidayfun

12/03/2019
Inspire!

When a child steps into The Children's Museum of the Upstate, there is an immediate connection to something bigger. Inspiration is around every corner. This #givingtuesday, please consider giving to support the mission of TCMU to spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. Donate Now: https://28473.blackbaudhosting.com/28473/Annual-Fund

Tomorrow is Museum Store Sunday, so come out and enjoy 25% off your TCMU store purchase! You'll not only be getting uniq...
11/30/2019

Tomorrow is Museum Store Sunday, so come out and enjoy 25% off your TCMU store purchase! You'll not only be getting unique toys, books and games at a discount, but you'll also be supporting your local children's museum! #museumstoresunday #toysale #happyholidays #holidayshopping

Come see Santa and tell him what's on your list during our annual Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a hot breakfast, cocoa, cr...
11/30/2019

Come see Santa and tell him what's on your list during our annual Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a hot breakfast, cocoa, crafts, and singalongs, and get your photo taken. Multiple days and times available starting December 7th. Learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa/

Looking ahead to next year? Get a TCMU membership so you can take advantage of special events, discounts, and unlimited ...
11/29/2019

Looking ahead to next year? Get a TCMU membership so you can take advantage of special events, discounts, and unlimited museum exploration in 2020! Join or renew this month and receive two free months, learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/membership/
#weloveourmembers

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at TCMU! We're so grateful for you! Both museum locations are closed today.#happythanks...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at TCMU! We're so grateful for you! Both museum locations are closed today.
#happythanksgiving #turkeyday #gobblegobble #thankful #grateful

You have two options: 1) take the kids with you to do your holiday shopping, or 2) let them learn and play at TCMU while...
11/27/2019

You have two options: 1) take the kids with you to do your holiday shopping, or 2) let them learn and play at TCMU while you check off your list. Which option would you pick? If it's #2, learn more about our special "Drop & Shop" days and times this season - http://www.tcmupstate.org/drop-and-shop/

Note: Pre-registration will close at 4pm on Friday, Nov. 29 for Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1!

TCMU's Breakfast with Santa event features a lot more than breakfast! We also have Singalongs, crafts, special storytime...
11/26/2019

TCMU's Breakfast with Santa event features a lot more than breakfast! We also have Singalongs, crafts, special storytime and more! Pick from multiple times slots and come join us for an unforgettable event, tickets available here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa/

Drop and shop, so you can shop 'til you drop! Starting November 29 and available throughout the holiday season, TCMU is ...
11/24/2019

Drop and shop, so you can shop 'til you drop! Starting November 29 and available throughout the holiday season, TCMU is offering special days and hours for parents to drop the kids off to learn and play. For ages 3-10. Call to register 864-233-7755.
#holidayshopping #shoptilyoudrop #dropandshop

Museum Store Sunday is one week away on December 1st, and we're giving away 25% off every store purchase, like these sup...
11/24/2019

Museum Store Sunday is one week away on December 1st, and we're giving away 25% off every store purchase, like these super cute Cuddle Pals! Come out and support TCMU + get great discounts on holiday gifts.
#holidayshopping #discounts #museumstoresunday

A TCMU membership is a gift that lasts all year + two free months if you buy in November! If you're seeking the perfect ...
11/23/2019

A TCMU membership is a gift that lasts all year + two free months if you buy in November! If you're seeking the perfect gift for the families and children in your life, learn how TCMU can be their best resource in 2020 https://www.tcmupstate.org/membership

Our special "drop and shop" events start next week, which means parents can drop the kids at the museum for play time an...
11/21/2019

Our special "drop and shop" events start next week, which means parents can drop the kids at the museum for play time and take care of holiday shopping! Plus participating families will receive exclusive discounts from local businesses downtown! Kids must be 3-10 years of age and stay for a minimum of two hours, registration now open - http://www.tcmupstate.org/drop-and-shop/
#dropandshop #holidayshopping

Spark their passion for learning and play in 2020 by taking advantage of our membership special this month. Purchase or ...
11/20/2019

Spark their passion for learning and play in 2020 by taking advantage of our membership special this month. Purchase or renew and receive two extra months for the price of 12! We have new family packages available too, learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/membership/

Who's ready to make holiday memories? Tickets are on sale for Breakfast with Santa with a few options on Dec. 7, 8, 14 o...
11/18/2019

Who's ready to make holiday memories? Tickets are on sale for Breakfast with Santa with a few options on Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15. Join us for a hot buffet breakfast, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate & coffee bar, story time, caroling, and holiday crafts! Learn more here: http://www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa/
#santa #yeahthatgreenville #breakfastwithsanta

With a TCMU membership, your family will have many resources available, from unlimited daily programs and exhibit explor...
11/16/2019

With a TCMU membership, your family will have many resources available, from unlimited daily programs and exhibit exploration, to members-only special events, to discounts on parties and swag. Join in November and get 14 months for the price of 12! http://www.tcmupstate.org/membership/
#memberships #yeahthatgreenville #onespartanburg #weloveourmembers #TCMUmember #museummember

TCMU is offering "Drop and Shop" days for busy parents this holiday season, starting in two weeks...all you have to do i...
11/16/2019

TCMU is offering "Drop and Shop" days for busy parents this holiday season, starting in two weeks...all you have to do is drop the kids off at the museum for play time and programming before you take care of your holiday shopping! We'll be offering these on Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 21: 9am-4pm Dec. 1 and Dec. 22: 11am-4pm, at hourly rates of $15. NOW OPEN TO MEMBERS. Call 864-233-7755 to register.

If your child has special sensory needs, join us this Saturday from 9 - 11 am for Sensory-friendly Saturday. Click here ...
11/14/2019

If your child has special sensory needs, join us this Saturday from 9 - 11 am for Sensory-friendly Saturday. Click here to learn what you can expect in this calm, welcoming atmosphere - http://ow.ly/5MPC50x7b8V
#yeahthatgreenville#yeahthatgreenville #sensoryneeds#sensoryneeds

TCMU-Greenville is offering "Drop and Shop" days for busy parents this holiday season...all you have to do is drop the k...
11/13/2019

TCMU-Greenville is offering "Drop and Shop" days for busy parents this holiday season...all you have to do is drop the kids off at the museum for play time and programming before you take care of your holiday shopping! We'll be offering these on Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 21: 9am-4pm Dec. 1 and Dec. 22: 11am-4pm, at hourly rates of $15. NOW OPEN TO MEMBERS. Call 864-233-7755 to register. More info here: http://www.tcmupstate.org/drop-and-shop/

Have you reserved Breakfast with Santa yet? Tickets are on sale now and filling up fast! Join us Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 for...
11/13/2019

Have you reserved Breakfast with Santa yet? Tickets are on sale now and filling up fast! Join us Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 for a hot buffet breakfast, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate & coffee bar, story time, caroling, and holiday crafts! Learn more here and create lifetime memories - http://www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa/
#santa

If your child has special sensory needs, join us on 11/16 from 9 - 11 am for Sensory-friendly Saturday. Click here to le...
11/11/2019

If your child has special sensory needs, join us on 11/16 from 9 - 11 am for Sensory-friendly Saturday. Click here to learn what you can expect in this calm, welcoming atmosphere - http://ow.ly/5MPC50x7b8V
#yeahthatgreenville #sensoryneeds

Museum memberships can serve as a wonderful resource for your family in 2020. Our programming, special events, and learn...
11/10/2019

Museum memberships can serve as a wonderful resource for your family in 2020. Our programming, special events, and learning exhibits can spark a passion for learning and play that everyone can enjoy together all year. Check out our new November membership specials and get TWO MONTHS FREE! http://ow.ly/o6VF50x70CG
#museummembers #weloveourmembers #yeahthatgreenville #onespartanburg #lovewhereyouplay

TCMU's Breakfast with Santa is back, and tickets are on sale for members today! Join us Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 for a hot bu...
11/06/2019

TCMU's Breakfast with Santa is back, and tickets are on sale for members today! Join us Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 for a hot buffet breakfast, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate & coffee bar, story time, caroling, and holiday crafts! Learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa/
#santa

We have a *NEW* membership offering just for two, for only $90! Make the museum a resource to spark a lifelong curiosity...
11/05/2019

We have a *NEW* membership offering just for two, for only $90! Make the museum a resource to spark a lifelong curiosity for learning and play in your child. Become a member in November and get two extra months free. Learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/membership/

In a few days we'll be coming together with our local community to benefit children in the Upstate. If you haven't gotte...
11/04/2019

In a few days we'll be coming together with our local community to benefit children in the Upstate. If you haven't gotten your tickets to our Lowcountry Evening yet on 11/07, consider joining us for an evening of great food and fellowship. All proceeds will help the museum continue to serve as an important resource for families and children. Learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/lowcountry-evening/

Museum memberships can shape your family's perspective of learning through play. Now that it's November, we're giving 2 ...
11/01/2019

Museum memberships can shape your family's perspective of learning through play. Now that it's November, we're giving 2 FREE MONTHS of membership - 14 months for the price of 12! Explore the benefits here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/membership/
#weloveourmembers #membership #family #museum

Have anything happening during the holidays? From weddings to parties to corporate gatherings, we have the best and bigg...
10/29/2019

Have anything happening during the holidays? From weddings to parties to corporate gatherings, we have the best and biggest event space in the Upstate. Let us plan your holiday happenings, explore how - https://www.eventsattcmu.com/
#eventrentals #holidayparties #christmasparty

Happy fall break! If you want your day to be filled with learning and play, look no further than TCMU-G. We're open all ...
10/28/2019

Happy fall break! If you want your day to be filled with learning and play, look no further than TCMU-G. We're open all day today, and we're ready for fall fun! #fallbreak #museum #yeahthatgreenville #welovekids #happyfallyall #happymonday

Up for our daytime Halloween celebration TOMORROW? Come in costume from 10-3 for themed crafts, not-so-spooky science ex...
10/25/2019

Up for our daytime Halloween celebration TOMORROW? Come in costume from 10-3 for themed crafts, not-so-spooky science experiments, punkin' chunkin', ghost rockets, and much more. Free for TCMU members, learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/booseum/
#halloween #booseum #spookyscience

Have you visited The Great Outdoors exhibit at TCMU-G yet? You can go on a camping adventure, take a ride in a canoe, bu...
10/24/2019

Have you visited The Great Outdoors exhibit at TCMU-G yet? You can go on a camping adventure, take a ride in a canoe, build a campfire, and so much more. Come celebrate SC's wildlife and resources today! http://www.tcmupstate.org/portfolio-view/the-great-outdoors/
#greatoutdoors #camping #canoe #yeahthatgreenville

Who's ready to get crafty? Our art make & take workshops are perfect for kids who like to get hands-on and create. The n...
10/23/2019

Who's ready to get crafty? Our art make & take workshops are perfect for kids who like to get hands-on and create. The next one is October 27 at 1 p.m. Join us to make fall-inspired jewelry with acorns. Special member pricing available, learn more here: http://www.tcmupstate.org/art-make-and-takes/
#happyfallyall #art #crafts #artmakeandtake #yeahthatgreenville #acornjewelry #jewelry #kidcrafts

Did we mention our trick-or-treating event will feature fire breathers? Come collect candy in costume, with the Secret C...
10/21/2019

Did we mention our trick-or-treating event will feature fire breathers? Come collect candy in costume, with the Secret Cirkus and other special guests on Halloween at TCMU-G! Tickets are only $5 for kids, get them here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/trick-or-treat/
#halloween #trickortreat #candy

Fall break is about a week away...are you ready to come #camp out at TCMU-G? Explore our new Great Outdoors exhibit, mee...
10/20/2019

Fall break is about a week away...are you ready to come #camp out at TCMU-G? Explore our new Great Outdoors exhibit, meet new animals, and learn about the natural world through science and art-based activities. Grab your #camping spots here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/explore/camps-2/
#fallbreak

Boo!seum is back October 26 at TCMU-G and TCMU-S! Come in costume for pumpkin bowling, ghostly rockets, punkin' chunkin'...
10/19/2019

Boo!seum is back October 26 at TCMU-G and TCMU-S! Come in costume for pumpkin bowling, ghostly rockets, punkin' chunkin', storytime, spooky science and more! Free with admission, learn more here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/booseum/
#booseum #halloween #happyhalloween #yeahthatgreenville

Celebrate #halloween and trick-or-treat at TCMU-G! We'll have candy from Walmart USA, along with The Secret Cirkus, owls...
10/18/2019

Celebrate #halloween and trick-or-treat at TCMU-G! We'll have candy from Walmart USA, along with The Secret Cirkus, owls and animals from Wildlife Rehab of Greenville, Reedy from The Greenville Drive, performers, music, and more! Get your tix here or night of - http://www.tcmupstate.org/trick-or-treat/
#halloween #trickortreat #candy #happyhalloween #yeahthatgreenville

Camp out at TCMU during fall break. This year, campers can participate in STEAM based activities each day that center ar...
10/16/2019

Camp out at TCMU during fall break. This year, campers can participate in STEAM based activities each day that center around nature in our Great Outdoors exhibit. Meet a different animal each morning, create original nature-based art, and learn more about the natural world through science-based activities. Learn more here and secure your spot now - http://www.tcmupstate.org/explore/camps-2/
#fallbreak #fallbreakcamps #camps #campers #greatoutdoors #fall #happyfall #yeahthatgreenville

Spartanburg friends... don’t miss the Afterschool Artwalk at The Johnson Collection and TCMU-Spartanburg this Thursday a...
10/16/2019

Spartanburg friends... don’t miss the Afterschool Artwalk at The Johnson Collection and TCMU-Spartanburg this Thursday afternoon. Register at afterschoolartwalk.eventbrite.com!

Ready to get creative? Join the Johnson Collection and The Children's Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg for After School ArtWalk, an afternoon of fall family fun—including a free craft activity—on Thursday, October 17 from 3-5pm at downtown Spartanburg's TJC Gallery.
Space is limited: register at afterschoolartwalk.eventbrite.com.

Our annual Boo!seum is back this year, with not-so-spooky science experiments that will make your halloween season so ex...
10/15/2019

Our annual Boo!seum is back this year, with not-so-spooky science experiments that will make your halloween season so extra! Join us in costume on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - http://www.tcmupstate.org/booseum/?ri=0
#halloween #booseum #spookyscience #happyhalloween #yeahthatgreenville

Need one more reason to become a TCMU member? At our Spartanburg location on October 19th, we'll have members-only hours...
10/14/2019

Need one more reason to become a TCMU member? At our Spartanburg location on October 19th, we'll have members-only hours with special activities from 5-6:30pm! Join us, along with:
- Spartanburg Bee Keepers Association guest bee keepers, to see a bee hive, taste honey, and wear bee suits.
-Tiger River Foundation, to learn about recycling and water quality education with environmental activities.
- Crafts including nature art with leaf rubbings, s'mores make and take, and a campfire singalong by the tree house.
RSVP here - http://spartanburg.tcmupstate.org/members-only-hours/
#onespartanburg #membersonly #bees #honey #smores #spartanburg #beekeepers #tygerriver #campfire #happy fall

10/14/2019
A Lowcountry Evening

Happy Monday, museum friends! Our annual Lowcountry Evening is coming up next month, a great evening of food and fellowship for an even greater cause. Follow our page to learn more about it! https://www.facebook.com/alowcountryevening/?modal=admin_todo_tour

A fundraising event at The Children's Museum of the Upstate in Upstate, SC featuring an oyster roast, lowcountry boil, live and silent auction, and tombola wall of prizes. Help ensure successful futures for Upstate children by making learning fun!

For mommies who love guided yoga with baby snuggles, TCMU-G offers a Baby + Me yoga program with a professional instruct...
10/11/2019

For mommies who love guided yoga with baby snuggles, TCMU-G offers a Baby + Me yoga program with a professional instructor. Our 5-week session starts on October 21, register here - http://www.tcmupstate.org/baby-me-programs/ #yoga #babyyoga #downwarddog #snuggle #stretch #yeahthatgreenville

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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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