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 currently no open positions available. Please check back in the future for opportunities.


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! Internships are available in Development, Marketing and Volunteer Administration/ Michelin YES program. Applications due November 17.

For more info, please click here.

Available Positions