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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

  • 300 College St
  • Greenville, SC 29601

The Children's Museum of the Upstate sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. Conveniently located in downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, TCMU is the nation's 7th largest children's museum and holds a coveted spot in the Smithsonian Affiliations program. Visitors experience the arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition through 20 interactive exhibit galleries with more than 100 hands-on activities.
Kids and adults can simulate flight into space, design their own Formula 1 race car, go shopping in the BI-LO Market or even make their own TV Broadcast! Whatever your age, The Children's Museum is a place of possibility to explore, discover, imagine and BE ANYTHING. This state-of-the-art museum is designed to encourage learning and exploration, inspiring curiosity for a lifetime. For more information, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm (Closed Mondays during the school year.)
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General Information
  • Information Sheet: View/Download File
  • Days Open: 7
  • Hours of Operation: Sun: 11am-5pm; Tue-Sat: 9am-5pm. (Open Mondays 9am-5pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day).
  • ADA Compliant:
  • 100% Smoke Free:
  • Wireless Internet Access: Free:
  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 10
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: <1
  • Minutes to TD Convention Center: 10
  • Bus Parking:
  • Pet Deposit/Fee: N/A
Attractions
  • Admission Price: Child (ages 2-15): $9; Military/Senior (ages 65+): $9.50; Under age 2: FREE; Members: FREE. One adult is required for every five children attending the museum. Group Admission Rate (minimum 15 people) is $8 for children (age 2-15) and $9 for adults (age 16+) for all-day admission.
  • Ticket Website: www.tcmupstate.org
  • Parking Fee: 50 cents per ½ hour; maximum of $4 per day during the week. Saturdays & Sundays are free.
  • Outdoor Picnic Area:
  • Group Rates Available:
  • Gift Shop:
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Vending Machines
  • Price Range: $2.00 - $10.00
  • Lunch:
  • Outdoor Seating:
  • Max # Banquet: 200
  • Max # Dining: 100
  • Max # Outdoor: 64
  • Max # Reception: 240
  • Catering Available:

The Children's Museum of the Upstate Meeting Facility

  • # of Rooms: 6
  • Total Sqft.: 80,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 270
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Exhibits: 19
  • Reception Capacity: 2,000
  • Space Notes: Renting the entire museum provides 80,000 square feet of indoor space including all exhibit galleries, meeting spaces, program rooms and cafe, plus open space outdoors on the cafe patio, front plaza, and in the garden. Depending on the number of attendees and preferred set-up, any combination of floors and spaces can be rented inside the museum.
  • Description: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, located on the cultural campus of Heritage Green in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, can be transformed to accommodate one-of-a-kind events. Complete with 19 interactive exhibit galleries comprised of more than 100 hands-on components, the museum provides a unique facility that will make any corporate, private or social event unforgettable. Entertain 20 to 2,000 employees, clients, friends or family members with help from your very own dedicated event planner. We welcome weddings/receptions; rehearsal dinners; holiday parties; proms/after-proms; corporate retreats/outings; fraternity/sorority functions; baby/bridal showers; family/friend reunions...you name it! No matter the type of event, TCMU offers a unique setting for adult or family-friendly parties.
  • U-Shape Capacity: 30
  • Conference Capacity: 20

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Big Idea Conference Room 27 X 38       1049.00     100     45     75     90  
Creation Station 19 X 40       745.00     75     30     55     65  
Café 47 X 75       2926.00     270     100     200     240  
Discover It 19 X 30       682.00     65     25     50     60  
Imagine It 19 X 32       742.00     70     25     50     60  
Be Anything Place 48 X 48       1925.00     200     75     150     185  
The Show!
The Show!
Happy Birthday TCMU from Imaginsosity, Dublin Children's Museum
Happy Birthday TCMU from Imaginsosity, Dublin Children's Museum
Watermelon Gravity Drop
Watermelon Gravity Drop
Time-lapse of the Climber Construction 2013-2014
Time-lapse of the Climber Construction 2013-2014
CMU CLIFFORD 3 768Kbps 360p PBS commercial 15 sec SC Alright
CMU CLIFFORD 3 768Kbps 360p PBS commercial 15 sec SC Alright
The Vikings Find Newfoundland
The Vikings Find Newfoundland
Car Crash in Lollipop Land
Car Crash in Lollipop Land
Alligator Turtle and Friend Attack The City
Alligator Turtle and Friend Attack The City
The Vampire Castle
The Vampire Castle
TCMU Let's Move! Dance
TCMU Let's Move! Dance
TCMU Choreography 6
TCMU Choreography 6
TCMU Choreography 5
TCMU Choreography 5
TCMU Choreography 4
TCMU Choreography 4
TCMU Choreography 3
TCMU Choreography 3
TCMU Choreography 2
TCMU Choreography 2
TCMU Choreography 1
TCMU Choreography 1
TCMU Fun After Build It Camp!
TCMU Fun After Build It Camp!
TCMU Build It Camp 7
TCMU Build It Camp 7
TCMU Build It Camp 6
TCMU Build It Camp 6
TCMU Build It Camp 5
TCMU Build It Camp 5

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