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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Maker Fest invites Makers from our Upstate communities to share their creations with you! Enjoy hands-on making demonstr...
02/20/2020

Maker Fest invites Makers from our Upstate communities to share their creations with you! Enjoy hands-on making demonstrations, create make-and-take projects, make musical instruments, practice origami, and more. You can learn more about Maker Fest and the awesome Makers who will be in attendance at https://www.tcmupstate.org/maker-fest

Thank you so much to JDew and everyone who attended the One Voice event on Monday night! We welcomed over 170 guests and...
02/19/2020

Thank you so much to JDew and everyone who attended the One Voice event on Monday night! We welcomed over 170 guests and were especially privileged to honor Mrs. Elaine Whittenberg-Boyce! #yeahthatgreenville #blackhistorymonth

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...STEM & STORY: Saturday 11am & 2pm- Join us in Tool Time on Saturday for a build-themed...
02/14/2020

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...

STEM & STORY: Saturday 11am & 2pm- Join us in Tool Time on Saturday for a build-themed story. Learn about engineering, and engage in tinkering and building activities together!

In 1964, Elaine Whittenberg Boyce was the first African American student to integrate schools in Greenville county. It w...
02/14/2020

In 1964, Elaine Whittenberg Boyce was the first African American student to integrate schools in Greenville county. It was Elaine's father, A.J. Whittenberg – the namesake of A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School for Engineering, who pursued legal action that led to her enrollment and later the desegregation of Greenville County Schools, forever changing the landscape of education in South Carolina.

You can learn more of Mrs. Whittenberg-Boyce's story 7pm Monday night (2/17) at One Voice: A Black History Narrative. For more information or to purchase your tickets, go to: http://ow.ly/O6Bt50ylGad

Join us at TCMU-Greenville on February 22 from 10am-3pm for Maker Fest! Enjoy creating hands-on make-and-take projects t...
02/13/2020

Join us at TCMU-Greenville on February 22 from 10am-3pm for Maker Fest! Enjoy creating hands-on make-and-take projects through demonstrations with Makers from our Upstate communities. This year's activities include woodworking, instrument making, pencil portraits, knitting, jewelry and more!

To learn more go to https://www.tcmupstate.org/maker-fest

Need a Valentines Date Night? Drop the kids off at TCMU-Greenville for a Valentines celebration of their own this Friday...
02/12/2020

Need a Valentines Date Night? Drop the kids off at TCMU-Greenville for a Valentines celebration of their own this Friday night!

Don't miss Parent's Night Out this Friday night from 5:30-9:30pm, where we will celebrate Valentines Day with crafts, cookie decorating, and more! Register today by calling 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/parentsnightout to learn more.

Does your child enjoy building and tinkering? Join us in the Tool Time exhibit Saturday for a Build-Themed story and eng...
02/12/2020

Does your child enjoy building and tinkering? Join us in the Tool Time exhibit Saturday for a Build-Themed story and engineering-based activities! At 11am and 2pm.

02/11/2020

Want to learn more about One Voice? Check out this video below...

At The Children's Museum of the Upstate, we aim to inspire our communities. Through thought-provoking events such as One Voice: A Black History Narrative, we hope to engage audience members to ask what they can do with their own voice to make a difference in the world.

Don't miss this one of a kind experience at TCMU-Greenville Monday, February 17th, at 7pm! For more information or to buy tickets, go to http://ow.ly/uVGq50yjBoa

Engage in art activities and learn about African American Artists to celebrate Black History Month in our half-day and f...
02/10/2020

Engage in art activities and learn about African American Artists to celebrate Black History Month in our half-day and full-day Presidents Day Camps! Register today by calling 864-233-7755. Learn more at www.tcmupstate.org/gvlcamps

UPDATE: Due to a threat of flash flooding, the firefighters will not be able to join us for Story Time on February 11. T...
02/10/2020

UPDATE: Due to a threat of flash flooding, the firefighters will not be able to join us for Story Time on February 11. The next Firefighter Story Time will be scheduled for March 10. Firefighters will be at story time and more for ages 5 and under at 11am, and then a special all ages story time will be held at 12pm.

Summer camp registration will open for non-members Tuesday! Members, don't miss your last chance to have exclusive acces...
02/09/2020

Summer camp registration will open for non-members Tuesday! Members, don't miss your last chance to have exclusive access! To register or learn more, go to https://www.tcmupstate.org/gvlcamps.

Celebrate your little star’s birthday at TCMU-Greenville with our new Birthday Party Packages! Featuring newly decorated...
02/08/2020

Celebrate your little star’s birthday at TCMU-Greenville with our new Birthday Party Packages! Featuring newly decorated party rooms, upgraded activities and themes, and new perks like favors for guests and return child tickets, birthdays are a blast at TCMU. To learn more about The Little Dipper, The Vega, Cator & Pollux, The Nova, and The Luna party packages, go to https://www.tcmupstate.org/birthday-parties.

Join us on Tuesday, February 11 for the first workshop in our New Parent Workshop series to learn the skills of infant C...
02/08/2020

Join us on Tuesday, February 11 for the first workshop in our New Parent Workshop series to learn the skills of infant CPR, then engage in Q&A with ER Attending Dr. Ryan Duhé and Dr. Larisa Coldebella. Workshops are free! You can register today at http://ow.ly/77VO50ygIJT

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...Sensory Friendly Morning: Saturday 9-11am Children with sensory sensitivities are invi...
02/07/2020

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...

Sensory Friendly Morning: Saturday 9-11am Children with sensory sensitivities are invited for special programming and an adapted museum environment.

The Great Outdoors: Saturday 1-3pm Atlas Organics and Greenville Soil & Water Conservation District will be in the great outdoors exhibit with hands-on activities!

Both Greenville and Spartanburg museums will be opening at 10:00am on Friday, February 7 due to weather conditions!
02/06/2020

Both Greenville and Spartanburg museums will be opening at 10:00am on Friday, February 7 due to weather conditions!

Don't forget school is out February 17 for Presidents Day! TCMU-Greenville will have full and half day camp options for ...
02/06/2020

Don't forget school is out February 17 for Presidents Day! TCMU-Greenville will have full and half day camp options for kids ages 3 through 3rd grade. Register today by calling 864-233-7755. Learn more at www.tcmupstate.org/gvlcamps

Last week's Parents Night Out was fan-FROZEN-tastic at TCMU-Greenville! Join us for our next Parents Night Out February ...
02/06/2020

Last week's Parents Night Out was fan-FROZEN-tastic at TCMU-Greenville! Join us for our next Parents Night Out February 14 to celebrate Valentines Day with crafts, cookie decorating, and more! Register today by calling 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/parentsnightout to learn more.

This week at TCMU-Greenville...Open Art Studios: Tuesday-Sunday, 2-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm; Make your own lantern to...
02/04/2020

This week at TCMU-Greenville...

Open Art Studios: Tuesday-Sunday, 2-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm; Make your own lantern to celebrate the Lantern Festival and end of the Chinese New Year celebration!

Random Acts of Science: Tuesday, 11:30am & 3:30pm: Celebrate Valentines Day with a fun and colorful science experiment!

Story Time and More for ages 5 and under: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am, 11am, and 1pm - "The Three Little Pigs"

02/03/2020

Summer camp registration opens for TCMU Members on Tuesday! It's not too late sign up for a membership to be eligible for early camp registration. You can join or renew your membership today at https://www.tcmupstate.org/membership

Calling all little artists, we have the perfect way for you to spend President's Day!Join us at TCMU-Greenville for full...
02/01/2020

Calling all little artists, we have the perfect way for you to spend President's Day!

Join us at TCMU-Greenville for full or half day camp on February 17. Campers will engage in art activities and learn about talented, African-American Artists to celebrate Black History Month! Register today by calling 864-233-7755. Learn more at www.tcmupstate.org/gvlcamps

We're full speed ahead into the weekend at TCMU-Greenville!This weekend at the museum...Music in the Museum: 1-3 pm play...
02/01/2020

We're full speed ahead into the weekend at TCMU-Greenville!

This weekend at the museum...

Music in the Museum: 1-3 pm play with all types of percussive instruments and dance along to our favorite egg-shaker and rhythm stick songs!

Making last minute Friday night plans? Don't worry about scheduling the babysitter, it's Parent's Night Out at TCMU-Gree...
01/31/2020

Making last minute Friday night plans? Don't worry about scheduling the babysitter, it's Parent's Night Out at TCMU-Greenville tomorrow night from 5:30-9:30pm!

Register today by calling 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/parentsnightout to learn more.

Meet Carolina!Carolina is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and teaches our Baby + Me Yoga program.The 5-session, Bab...
01/30/2020

Meet Carolina!

Carolina is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and teaches our Baby + Me Yoga program.

The 5-session, Baby + Me Yoga program is an opportunity for new parents to care for their body while also bonding with their little one. The sessions are held weekly at TCMU-Greenville from 11am-12pm and begin February 10.

Secure your spot today by calling 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/yoga to learn more.

Summer camp registration begins soon! Here’s a sneak peek into the camps at TCMU-Greenville…Dinosaurs, Yoga, Wizard Acad...
01/29/2020

Summer camp registration begins soon! Here’s a sneak peek into the camps at TCMU-Greenville…

Dinosaurs, Yoga, Wizard Academy, LEGOs, Woodworking, and... stay tuned for more themes to come!

This week at TCMU-Greenville...Open Art Studios: Tuesday-Friday, 2-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm; Paint doily snowflakes!T...
01/28/2020

This week at TCMU-Greenville...

Open Art Studios: Tuesday-Friday, 2-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm; Paint doily snowflakes!

Terrific Tuesday for ages 5 and under: Tuesday, 9am-12pm: Story Time, Art, and Music

Story Time and More for ages 5 and under: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am, 11am, and 1pm - "Ten on the Sled"

Baby & Me Story Time: Friday, 9:30am

Making plans for next weekend? Leave babysitting to us!Don't miss Parents Night Out at TCMU-Greenville Friday night from...
01/26/2020

Making plans for next weekend? Leave babysitting to us!

Don't miss Parents Night Out at TCMU-Greenville Friday night from 5:30-9:30pm! Drop the kids off at the museum for their own FROZEN adventure night full of Olaf and Elsa inspired activities while you enjoy a night out to yourself!

Call to register today: 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/parentsnightout to learn more.

Saturday at TCMU-Greenville...Chinese New Year Celebration: 1-4pm - Enjoy activities and celebrate the beginning of a Ne...
01/25/2020

Saturday at TCMU-Greenville...

Chinese New Year Celebration: 1-4pm - Enjoy activities and celebrate the beginning of a New Year on the Traditional Chinese Calendar.

Open Art Studios: 1-4pm - Continue celebrating the Chinese New Year by making a lantern to learn more about the Lantern Festival.

Are you a new parent looking to take care of your body while bonding with your little one? Baby + Me Yoga is back by pop...
01/24/2020

Are you a new parent looking to take care of your body while bonding with your little one? Baby + Me Yoga is back by popular demand at TCMU-Greenville! The five-session program begins February 10 and limited spots are available! Call to register today: 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/yoga to learn more.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year on 1/25 at TCMU-Greenville! From 1-4pm, learn about the Year of the Rat through stories a...
01/23/2020

Celebrate the Chinese New Year on 1/25 at TCMU-Greenville! From 1-4pm, learn about the Year of the Rat through stories and art, find out the significance of the Lantern Festival by making lanterns, taste Chinese New Year treats, explore Chinese characters and more.

#ChineseNewYear #LunarNewYear #YearOfTheRat #LanternFestival #TCMUGreenville

Due to popular demand, we are now offering a session of Jr. FIRST LEGO League Afterschool program on Thursdays from 4-5:...
01/22/2020

Due to popular demand, we are now offering a session of Jr. FIRST LEGO League Afterschool program on Thursdays from 4-5:30pm! Register today by calling 864-233-7755. Learn more at: https://www.tcmupstate.org/afterschool

TCMU is OPEN for play tomorrow, Monday, January 19 from 9am-5pm!
01/19/2020

TCMU is OPEN for play tomorrow, Monday, January 19 from 9am-5pm!

Did someone say Parents Night Out?Cancel the babysitter because it's Parents Night Out at TCMU-Greenville! Drop the kids...
01/18/2020

Did someone say Parents Night Out?

Cancel the babysitter because it's Parents Night Out at TCMU-Greenville! Drop the kids off at the museum for their own FROZEN adventure night full of Olaf and Elsa inspired activities while you enjoy a night out to yourself! January 31 from 5:30-9:30pm for ages 3-10.

Registration is open! Click for more info: https://www.tcmupstate.org/parentsnightout

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...Tot Time: 10am-1:30pm enjoy special age-appropriate activities for children ages five ...
01/18/2020

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...

Tot Time: 10am-1:30pm enjoy special age-appropriate activities for children ages five and under in a space just for our smallest friends.

Spanish Story Time: 1pm - join us to read The Little Blue Truck in English while learning new, key words in Spanish.

01/16/2020
Learning doesn't have to stop just because school is out Monday! It's not too late to register for our MLK full or half-...
01/16/2020

Learning doesn't have to stop just because school is out Monday! It's not too late to register for our MLK full or half-day camps at TCMU-Greenville! Call to register today: 864-233-7755 or visit https://www.tcmupstate.org/gvlcamps to learn more.

There are still a few spots available for Jr. FIRST LEGO League Afterschool! Spark your child's imagination and inspire ...
01/15/2020

There are still a few spots available for Jr. FIRST LEGO League Afterschool! Spark your child's imagination and inspire STEM skills through problem solving and collaboration. Call for registration information: 864-233-7755.

Learn about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at our camps next Monday! Few spots are available so sign up today by c...
01/14/2020

Learn about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at our camps next Monday! Few spots are available so sign up today by calling 864-233-7755. More details at https://www.tcmupstate.org/gvlcamps

This week at TCMU-Greenville...Random Acts of Science, Wed-Sun, 11:30 am & 3:30pm: Find out how various animals stay war...
01/13/2020

This week at TCMU-Greenville...

Random Acts of Science, Wed-Sun, 11:30 am & 3:30pm: Find out how various animals stay warm in freezing weather and water.

Open Art Studios, Tues-Fri, 2-4pm & Sat-Sun, 1-4pm: Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream speech and dream for your own future using art.

Terrific Tuesday for ages 5 and under, Tues, 9am-12pm: Story Time, Art, Music Time.

Story Time and More for ages 5 and under, Tues-Sat, 10am, 11am, & 1pm: "The Mitten" with mitten paper craft.

Baby & Me Story Time: Friday, 9:30am

Need a Parent's Night Out? Drop the kids off at the museum for their own FROZEN adventure night full of Olaf and Elsa in...
01/11/2020

Need a Parent's Night Out? Drop the kids off at the museum for their own FROZEN adventure night full of Olaf and Elsa inspired activities... while you enjoy a night out to yourself! January 31 from 5:30-9:30pm for ages 3-10. Registration is open! Click for more info: https://www.tcmupstate.org/parentsnightout

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...Sensory Friendly Morning: 9am-11am with Therapy Dog Story Time at 10am and 11amSTEM an...
01/11/2020

This weekend at TCMU-Greenville...

Sensory Friendly Morning: 9am-11am with Therapy Dog Story Time at 10am and 11am

STEM and Story in The Great Outdoors: 11am and 2pm - Visit The Great Outdoors exhibit to learn about birds you might find in your backyard this winter.

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01/10/2020

We love seeing you share your museum play! Be sure to tag us!
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Children’s museum with my little rugrat 🤣❤️ we had so much fun !

Address

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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