The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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: https://Greenville.simpleviewcrm.com/docs/amenities/Special-Events-at-TCMU-14.pdf
  • 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:
  • 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 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:
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
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • 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: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 90
Creation Station
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 745
  • Width: 19
  • Length: 40
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 55
  • Reception Capacity: 65
Café
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2926
  • Width: 47
  • Length: 75
  • Theater Capacity: 270
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 240
Discover It
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 682
  • Width: 19
  • Length: 30
  • Theater Capacity: 65
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 60
Imagine It
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 742
  • Width: 19
  • Length: 32
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 60
Be Anything Place
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1925
  • Width: 48
  • Length: 48
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 185