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

Full & Part Time Program Guides

TCMU’s programming team seeks individuals who have experience working with children and share our mission to help spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.  TCMU seeks to hire a diverse team of individuals for full and part time employment opportunities.  Interested applicants must be available and willing to work weekends and some evenings.   Send a letter of interest and resume to info@tcmupstate.org


Volunteers & Internships

Interested in volunteering? Or maybe a full or part time internship? We would love to have you!

Spring 2015 Internship Descriptions are posted- deadline to apply is Dec.9! Internships are available in Development, Marketing, Volunteer Administration/ Michelin YES Youth Leadership Development, Programming and Finance.

For more info, please click here.

Available Positions