The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Conveniently located in Downtown Greenville, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) offers 80,000 square feet for fun, learning and play! As one of the nation’s largest children’s museums and one of the first to become Smithsonian affiliated, TCMU provides an experience like no other for play-based learning and hands-on engagement for all families.

Thirty unique exhibit galleries reflect programming in areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, the environment and community engagement. Families can grocery shop in Publix, climb to the top of Bib’s World–the museum’s outdoor playground–analyze and build in Construction Zone, or explore Grandma Betty’s farm, an exhibit specifically dedicated to children 5 and under.

Free weekly programming, such as Story Time & More and Open Art Studios, provide opportunities for families to further learn and discover together. Annual memberships offer unlimited visits to both TCMU locations in Greenville and Spartanburg.

By offering interactive exhibits and weekly programming, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate seeks to fulfill its mission of igniting a community of compassionate problem solvers through intentional and inclusive play. TCMU is one of South Carolina’s best places for families to discover, learn, imagine and play! Museum hours and more information can be found by visiting their website.

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The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in downtown Greenville offers 80,000 square feet dedicated to play-based learning. Exhibits and weekly programs encourage...

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General Information
  • Days Open: Tues-Sun
  • Hours of Operation: Tues-Sat: 9AM-5PM, Sun: 11AM-5PM
  • ADA Compliant:
  • 100% Smoke Free:
  • Free Wifi:
  • Payment Methods Accepted:
    • Cash
    • Check
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Master Card
    • Visa
  • Discounts Offered:
    • Group Discounts
    • Military
    • Senior
    • Other See Company Website
  • Minutes To GSP Airport: 10
  • Minutes To Downtown Greenville: <1
  • Minutes to Greenville Convention Center: 10
  • Bus Parking Available:
  • Pet Deposit/Fee: N/A
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  • Admission Price: Child (ages 1-15): $12; Military/Senior (ages 65+): $9.50; Under age 1: 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. Advance timed-entry tickets required for visit.
  • Parking Fee: 50 cents per ½ hour; maximum of $4 per day during the week. Saturdays & Sundays are free.
  • On-Site Restaurant/Food Service:
  • Outdoor Picnic Area:
  • Group Rates Available:
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Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Cromer Cafe
  • Price Range: $2.00 - $10.00
  • Lunch:
  • Outdoor Seating:
  • Max # Banquet: 200
  • Max # Dining: 100
  • Max # Outdoor: 64
  • Max # Reception: 240
Venue Information
  • Indoor Venue:
  • Audience Seating: Indoor: 200
  • A/V Equipment Available:
  • Outside Catering Allowed:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • 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.
  • Exhibits 19
  • Total Sq. Ft. 80000
  • Reception Capacity 2000
  • 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.
  • Theatre Capacity 270
  • Conference Capacity 20
  • U-Shape Capacity 30
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 6
  • Classroom Capacity 100
Big Idea Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1049
  • Width: 27
  • Length: 38
  • Theater Capacity: 116
  • Classroom Capacity: 44
  • Banquet Capacity: 87
  • Reception Capacity: 105
Café
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2926
  • Width: 47
  • Length: 75
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Be Anything Place
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1925
  • Width: 48
  • Length: 48
  • Theater Capacity: 201
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 151
  • Reception Capacity: 181
Entire Museum
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 60000
  • Reception Capacity: 1000

May

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May 28

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

In steamWORKS at The Children's Museum your child can engage, think, solve problems, and participate in activities geared at STEAM-based learning. Each week you can explore a...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

May

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Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Get moving in this fun, free class designed to help kids work on coordination and collaboration while having a blast! This class is free with the price of admission....

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Jun. 01

Kick off summer exploring a new art form! Students will learn beginning techniques for creating polymer clay earrings using simple shapes and textures from everyday items....

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

June

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June 01

Jun. 01

Kick off summer by learning a new art form! Students will learn beginning techniques for creating polymer clay earrings using simple shapes and adding textures from everyday...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

June

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June 15

Jun. 15

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! TCMU's Dream Theater Presents, a Shakespeare Workshop with The Warehouse Theatre! Be not afraid of greatness! Little ones will...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Jun. 22

Make a difference while making something beautiful! Work with the Donovan Pottery team to make and decorate slab constructed bowls for Greenville’s first Empty Bowls...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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June 22

Jun. 22

Make a difference while making something beautiful! Work with the Donovan Pottery team to make and decorate slab constructed bowls for Greenville’s first Empty Bowls...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

June

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Jun 27 2024- Dec 19 2024

June 27

Dates vary between June 27, 2024 - December 19, 2024

Unleash the joy with Therapy Dog Thursday at TCMU-Greenville! Join us for a paw-some time as four furry friends wag their tails for a special Story Time and a meet-and-greet!

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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August 03

Aug. 03

Through hands-on activities and challenges guided by experts from Bricks & Minifigs, children will unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork while...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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August 03

Aug. 03

Through hands-on activities and challenges guided by experts from Bricks & Minifigs, children will unleash their creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork while...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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