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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07/19/2020

Join Ms. Stella for a bilingual reading of Dragones y Tacos / Dragons Love Tacos in Spanish and English.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/G_mn1ZwjsQA

We're open and ready to (safely) play from 10-3 today!
07/18/2020

We're open and ready to (safely) play from 10-3 today!

Have you ever seen a tire mountain this high?! .At TCMU's Bib's world, you can be physically active AND have a ton of fu...
07/17/2020

Have you ever seen a tire mountain this high?!
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At TCMU's Bib's world, you can be physically active AND have a ton of fun! Bib's World offers hands-on learning about the concept of sustainable mobility while also sharing @michelinusa global footprint and company history. 🚗🧗‍♀️🚗
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Bib's world also has handicap accessible features, including an elevator, wide paths on the climbing structure, and room for a wheelchair on the merry-go-round. @ The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Looking for an out of this world activity to do at home this week?🚀🌝.Try making papier mâché planets using a balloon as ...
07/16/2020

Looking for an out of this world activity to do at home this week?🚀🌝
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Try making papier mâché planets using a balloon as your base, then covering it with newspaper dipped in a mixture of flour, water and glue. When it's dry, you can paint it and then creat your own solar system at home!👨‍🚀🔭👩‍🚀

Give kids a MISSION! 🏗️🏪💈Challenge your kiddos to use their imagination to create a grocery store, doctor's office, a br...
07/14/2020

Give kids a MISSION! 🏗️🏪💈

Challenge your kiddos to use their imagination to create a grocery store, doctor's office, a brand new house, a hair salon or even a CHILDREN'S MUSEUM.

When your children use their imagination to engage in pretend or dramatic play, they are actively experimenting with the roles they see in life and how they feel about the world around them.

#powerofplay

🚀Have you checked out our 3,2,1 Blast Off exhibit?🚀 .👩‍🚀Explore all aspects of space travel through physics, including a...
07/13/2020

🚀Have you checked out our 3,2,1 Blast Off exhibit?🚀
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👩‍🚀Explore all aspects of space travel through physics, including aerodynamics and the continuum of motion-derived flight.👨‍🚀
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Come to play from Tues-Fri 10-3, Sat 10-5 and Sun 11-5 and be ready to blast off to space! 🚀👨‍🚀👩‍🚀🚀

07/12/2020

Join Ms. Stella for this bilingual reading of Where the Wild Things Are / Donde Viven los Monstruos in English and Spanish.
YouTube link: youtu.be/lup6kk4zUMw

Things are heating up outside 🌞 so why not explore "The Great Outdoors" inside at TCMU? Pretend you're camping, kayak do...
07/11/2020

Things are heating up outside 🌞 so why not explore "The Great Outdoors" inside at TCMU? Pretend you're camping, kayak down The Reedy River, or explore the trees in the forest 🏕️🌳🔥🛶.

Both TCMU locations are open today from 10AM-5PM. Let's 'get outside!'

What are YOU doing this weekend?! 📆Your plans are on us this weekend—TCMU is open Saturday and Sunday for you to come pl...
07/10/2020

What are YOU doing this weekend?! 📆

Your plans are on us this weekend—TCMU is open Saturday and Sunday for you to come play, learn and explore! As a reminder, our hours this weekend are Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 11AM-5PM. We hope to see you soon! 🌞🧩🧸🛒🌳🧗‍♀️⛲

📣📣 Calling all problem solvers!!Testing out ideas and working through problems are great skills to learn early and use t...
07/09/2020

📣📣 Calling all problem solvers!!

Testing out ideas and working through problems are great skills to learn early and use throughout life.

You can model problem solving at home by giving kids the opportunity to work through the problem on their own! Try asking "Hmm.. I think we're stuck. What can we do next?" or "I have two options for fixing this. What do you think is the best choice?"

There are still a few more weeks of summer camp fun available for sign-up. Click the link in our profile or visit tcmups...
07/08/2020

There are still a few more weeks of summer camp fun available for sign-up. Click the link in our profile or visit tcmupstate.org/summer-camps to register.

Nothing can TRICERA-TOP this good news—TCMU IS OPEN TODAY! And even the dinosaurs came back to play with us! 🦖🦕🦖..Visit ...
07/07/2020

Nothing can TRICERA-TOP this good news—TCMU IS OPEN TODAY! And even the dinosaurs came back to play with us! 🦖🦕🦖.
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Visit us today from 10-3PM at both of our locations. If you are visiting our Spartanburg location, pleasure be sure to secure your time ticket at tcmupstate.org/spartanburg-visit .
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Adults are required to wear masks.

The big day is almost here! We're reopening our doors tomorrow, July 7th, and we can't wait to see you all again.Please ...
07/06/2020
The Children's Museum

The big day is almost here! We're reopening our doors tomorrow, July 7th, and we can't wait to see you all again.

Please note that our hours have changed: Tues-Fri at 10am-3pm, Sat at 10am-5pm, and Sun at 11am-5pm. Our Spartanburg location will be timed ticketed entry.

Learn more at www.tcmupstate.org. See you soon!

Let's get this engine started again! We are gearing up for our public reopening tomorrow and can't wait to see all of yo...
07/06/2020

Let's get this engine started again! We are gearing up for our public reopening tomorrow and can't wait to see all of your faces and play with you again. Visit us tomorrow at both our Greenville and Spartanburg locations from 10AM-3PM.

07/05/2020

Enjoy this bilingual reading of If You Give a Cat a Cupcake / Si Le Das un Pastelito a un Gato in English and Spanish.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gH6td9qko7g

07/04/2020

Have a happy and safe 4th and we'll see you when we open on July 7th!

We've made a few changes here at TCMU-Greenville, including new social distancing stickers, hand sanitizing stations and...
07/03/2020

We've made a few changes here at TCMU-Greenville, including new social distancing stickers, hand sanitizing stations and a brand new entrance and More to Explore store. Join us on July 7 to see what we've been up to!

Jonathan, our public programs manager and Javi, our development coordinator, are SUPER excited to see all of our TCMU fa...
07/02/2020

Jonathan, our public programs manager and Javi, our development coordinator, are SUPER excited to see all of our TCMU families next week. We've been busy at the museums and are READY to welcome you back!

07/01/2020

Spread the good news! TCMU is reopening on July 7 and we are so excited to see you again!
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We will be opening with new hours, new cleaning measures and are asking all TCMU staff and adult visitors to wear masks to ensure the safety of our community. Come play with us!

Are you excited to get back to TCMU? So are we!We will be opening with our member only days on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, b...
06/30/2020

Are you excited to get back to TCMU? So are we!

We will be opening with our member only days on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, before opening to the public on July 7th!

If you aren’t a member yet, we are currently offering a discounted basic membership for $99 for a limited time (memberships valid through 12/31/20). Memberships can be purchased at TCMU on our member only days, or on our website https://www.tcmupstate.org/membership!

We can’t wait to see you at TCMU soon!

When you become a TCMU member, not only do you have unlimited access, but you also receive discounts on birthday parties...
06/30/2020

When you become a TCMU member, not only do you have unlimited access, but you also receive discounts on birthday parties, camps and our More to Explore Store! Join today and visit TCMU early for one of our member only days tomorrow through Friday!!

When you become a TCMU member, you get unlimited visits at both our Greenville and Spartanburg museums! Sign up for our ...
06/29/2020

When you become a TCMU member, you get unlimited visits at both our Greenville and Spartanburg museums! Sign up for our our newly launched membership deal—$99 for a Basic Membership through 12/31/20—and enjoy unlimited access and member perks. Valid offer through the month of July. Click the link in our profile or visit tcmupstate.org/membership for more info.

06/28/2020

Join Ms. Elvia for this bilingual reading of the book I Love My Daddy Because / Quiero a Mi Papá Porque in English and Spanish
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1sn1p1bGQ-E

We love our members and today we are showing our appreciation for your support by offering member only hours!.One of the...
06/27/2020

We love our members and today we are showing our appreciation for your support by offering member only hours!
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One of the best parts of being a member is access to member only days and special programs at TCMU.
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Sign up for our our newly launched membership deal—$99 for a Basic Membership through 12/31/20—and have access to more member only days before our public opening! Valid offer through the month of July.

When you become a TCMU member, you join the TCMU community and you join the TCMU family. Every day, our educators and st...
06/26/2020

When you become a TCMU member, you join the TCMU community and you join the TCMU family. Every day, our educators and staff create programs and experiences to help build and strengthen our community of creative problem solvers. As a part of our newly launched mission, TCMU is committed to building a safe space where no barrier is bigger than a dream! Join today!

What are the perks of being a TCMU Member?! Over the next few days, we will be sharing highlights of our membership bene...
06/25/2020

What are the perks of being a TCMU Member?! Over the next few days, we will be sharing highlights of our membership benefits!
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One of the best parts of being a member is access to member only days and special programs at TCMU.
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Sign up for our our newly launched membership deal—$99 for a Basic Membership through 12/31/20—and have access to member only days before our public opening! Valid offer through the month of July.

We had a fantastic panel on Saturday and will be screening Ava DuVernay's documentary, 13th, on Thursday at 6pm at TCMU-...
06/24/2020

We had a fantastic panel on Saturday and will be screening Ava DuVernay's documentary, 13th, on Thursday at 6pm at TCMU-Greenville. Click the link for free tickets eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-13th-tickets-108909754006

TCMU is reopening to the public on July 7! We are so excited to welcome you back and will continue to implement safety m...
06/23/2020
The Children's Museum

TCMU is reopening to the public on July 7! We are so excited to welcome you back and will continue to implement safety measures to ensure the healthy and safety of our community.

Our new public hours will be Tuesday-Friday (10am-3pm), Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (11am-5pm). TCMU-Spartanburg will have timed ticketing only and tickets can be reserved in advance at tcmupstate.org/spartanburg-visit.

For the safety of our community, TCMU staff will be wearing masks and all adult guests will be asked to wear a mask. Masks will be available for purchase, as available. More information can be found at tcmupstate.org/tcmu-covid-19-response

Happy Father's Day to all the cool Dads out there!...#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #childrens...
06/21/2020

Happy Father's Day to all the cool Dads out there!
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #childrensmuseum #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #lovewhereyoulive #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

We miss your smiling faces and can't wait to see them soon!...#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #...
06/20/2020

We miss your smiling faces and can't wait to see them soon!
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #childrensmuseum #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #lovewhereyoulive #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

06/19/2020
Juneteenth Story-time: Henry's Freedom Box

It's Juneteenth! Enjoy this reading of Henry's Freedom Box from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
https://youtu.be/ZAPwo4VXQi0

In celebration of Juneteenth, and in recognition of Black self-liberation during enslavement we present a reading of Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, wit...

There's a whole lot of Lego creativity happening this week!...#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #...
06/18/2020

There's a whole lot of Lego creativity happening this week!
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #childrensmuseum #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #lovewhereyoulive #lego #summercamp2020 #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

How's your morning going? Our campers are having a farming good time!...#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #...
06/16/2020

How's your morning going? Our campers are having a farming good time!
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#tcmupstate #yeahthatgreenville #greenville360 #gvltoday #childrensmuseum #tcmuspartanburg #lovewhereyouplay #onespartanburg #lovewhereyoulive #hubcitykids #kiddindaroundgreenville #kiddingaroundspartanburg

Address

300 College Street
Greenville, SC
29601

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(864) 233-7755

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1. overpriced for the day. Adults are charged despite not actually using any equipment (KID’s museum). Every person, man, woman, child, toddler, is $10. 2. membership is worth it and is a great investment BUT 3. they give you absolutely no notice at all when your membership expires; it’s not at the end of the month, it’s whatever day you signed up, but they will not tell you when that happens to be. You won’t get any emails, mail or phone calls to let you know. And if you come even a few days after your membership expires, it doesn’t matter how long you were members, you will have to pay full price, the end. Just know, Musuem, that had you given my kids & I a day pass, we would have left our years-long membership with great membership. As it is, your complete lack of grace has left a very sour taste in ALL of our mouths, and we will NOT be back. We also will make sure everyone we know is aware of your policies.
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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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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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