The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Conveniently located in Downtown Greenville, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) offers 60,000 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 Admission ticket prices are offered for Children (Ages 1-15) and Adults, with discounted ticket prices for Seniors, Military, and "Museums for All"...

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General Information
  • Days Open: 7 days weekly
  • 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 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.
  • Ticket Website: https://www.tcmupstate.org/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:
  • Gift Shop:
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

July

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July 05

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday

In Open Art Studios, your little ones can develop their fine motor skills and channel their creativity through the craft of the week. All art projects are based on a weekly...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

July

05
July 05

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday

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

July

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July 05

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Every week you and your young learners will listen to a new book in the Dream Theater. Story Time & More includes other activities, dancing, and fun - and is free with the...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

July

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July 06

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday

In Open Art Studios, your little ones can develop their fine motor skills and channel their creativity through the craft of the week. All art projects are based on a weekly...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

July

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Jul 30 2022 - Jul 30 2022

July 30

Jul. 30

Spread the news! TCMU-Greenville is officially a teenager this year as it celebrates its 13th Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 30th. TCMU has been feelin’ fine since ‘09 and...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Oct 29 2022 - Oct 29 2022

October 29

Oct. 29

SPOOK-tacular news! TCMU’s annual Trick-or-Treat returns on Saturday, October 29 to TCMU-Greenville and Spartanburg. For this event, children and families can wind their way...

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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