Adam Powell Photography1One mother had a wish to create a place in Upstate South Carolina where children would be inspired and learn in a hands-on environment. In December 2003, local benefactors donated the former Greenville County Library building and plans for The Children’s Museum of the Upstate began to take shape. On July 31, 2009 this one of a kind  educational attraction opened on the cultural campus of Heritage Green in downtown Greenville. TCMU remains committed to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing experiences that stimulate curiosity, stir the imagination and develop a lifelong love of learning.


Let’s Move!

TCMU has been designated as a Let’s Move! Museum.  Let’s Move! is comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.  Find out more…

Our Mission

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.


Our Leadership

The Board of Directors for The Children’s Museum is comprised of community leaders committed to igniting a passion for learning in all children.

Meet the 2014 Board of Directors

A team of dynamic and passionate individuals work passionately to fulfill the Museum’s mission each day.

Meet our Team

Our Vision

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate seeks to be a leader in innovative family activities, a dynamic learning center and a compelling community attraction.

Join Our Team

Employment Opportunities

There are no open positions at this time. Please check back regularly for new job opportunities. If you would like to send in your resume for future consideration, please send an email to the HR Department.

Volunteers & Internships

Interested in volunteering? Or maybe a full or part time internship? We would love to have you! For more info, please click here.

Available Positions