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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

  • 300 College St
  • Greenville, SC 29601

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is conveniently located on the cultural campus of Heritage Green in downtown Greenville, SC. This state-of-the-art museum can be transformed to accommodate one-of-a-kind events in a truly magical way. Complete with 18 interactive exhibit galleries comprised of more than 100 hands-on components, the museum provides a unique facility that will make your corporate, private or social event unforgettable!
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 your preferred set-up, any combination of floors and spaces can be negotiated.
The "Big Idea" Conference Room is modern meeting space with panoramic views of downtown Greenville. Large leather chairs offer comfortable seating with ample room for food and beverage. This room also features wireless internet and A/V equipment availability. Need a break? Plan for your group to venture out into the exhibit galleries for interactive team building activities.
For more details, please email Events@TCMUpstate.org.
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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  

Story Time and More

  • August 21, 2017 - August 26, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Join us as we experience the total eclipse of the sun at TCMU. We will watch the eclipse on August 22 but will spend the entire week learning about th... View details

Summer Days & Nights

  • July 12, 2017 - July 15, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join the Children's Museum of the Upstate to celebrate the many things that are a special part of summer days and nights in the Upstate. They will mak... View details

Random Acts of Science

  • June 28, 2017 - July 01, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Learn how household items can create the effect of fireworks in a jar in this week's science experiment. View details

Random Acts of Science

  • July 19, 2017 - July 29, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Come to Bib's World this week and watch Alka-Seltzer rockets take flight! View details

Story Time and More

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Come to Story Time and More this month to celebrate Little Golden Books. This week they will read Baby Farm Animals. After reading this classic book t... View details

Story Time and More

  • July 31, 2017 - August 05, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Get together and celebrate the marvelous moon as it gets ready to become full and shine brightly in the sky. They will read a book about the moon and ... View details

Story Time and More

  • August 07, 2017 - August 12, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

This week, The Children's Museum of the Upstate will celebrate the Perseids Meteor Showers that will be happening in the overnight sky. During Story T... View details

Weekend Activities

  • July 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Stop by at 11 and 2 to learn about a specific invention - bubble gum! Creat your own candy invention afterwards. View details

Weekend Activities

  • July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017
  • Location: The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Address: 300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Many cool inventions, like the washing machine or even cars, follow a set of coded instructions. Stop by at 11 and 2 to learn about coding with BeeBot... View details

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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