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.

Over 21 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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General Information
  • Days Open: 6
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-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
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. Advance timed-entry tickets required for visit.
  • Ticket Website: http://www.tcmupstate.org/
  • 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:
  • Gift Shop:
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Vending Market
  • Price Range: $2.00 - $10.00
  • Lunch:
  • Outdoor Seating:
  • Max # Banquet: 200
  • Max # Dining: 100
  • Max # Outdoor: 64
  • Max # Reception: 240
  • Catering Available:
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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
Creation Station
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 745
  • Width: 19
  • Length: 40
  • Theater Capacity: 83
  • Classroom Capacity: 31
  • Banquet Capacity: 62
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Café
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2926
  • Width: 47
  • Length: 75
  • Theater Capacity: 325
  • Classroom Capacity: 243
  • Banquet Capacity: 243
  • Reception Capacity: 293
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: 201
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 151
  • Reception Capacity: 181

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October 30

Oct. 30

SPOOK-tacular news! TCMU’s annual Trick-or-Treat returns on Saturday, October 30 to TCMU-Greenville. It’s time to pick out your favorite costume, bring a bag and fill up on...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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