Okay, so I am going to be honest about this, I never expected to find so many amazing exhibits/areas/learning adventures when I entered the doors to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate as I did. I literally had my mouth open in amazement as I toured the entire museum. Being a single mom of an active boy back in the day, I only wish we had had access to such an amazing place as he was growing up! After I left the museum, I had to run some errands and actually ended up telling people how impressed I was with the museum and people chimed in about how much they and their children loved it as well. All I can say is this is one place, with or without children that you should take the time to check out……yet one more fantastic reason to love Greenville, South Carolina.
From the Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s About Us Page - but I say, you have to see it to understand how amazing it truly is:
“Since its' inception in 2009, The Children's Museum of The Upstate (TCMU) has welcomed families from across the country, and world, through its' doors every year. The museum has two locations in Downtown Greenville and Spartanburg.
As one of the nation’s largest children’s museums and one of the first to become Smithsonian affiliated, TCMU-Greenville offers 60,000 square feet for fun, learning and play–providing 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. Free weekly programming provides opportunities for families to further learn and discover together, and annual memberships offer unlimited visits to both TCMU locations in Greenville and Spartanburg.
TCMU’s downtown Spartanburg location houses 6,000 square feet of exhibits designed to support children ages birth to 6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness.”