Museum Facts

  • In 2018, The Children's Museum of the Upstate served 240,783 people.
  • In 2018, the museum welcomed visitors from all 50 states plus 13 foreign countries.
  • The museum features 80,000 square feet with 3 floors housing 19 interactive exhibits.
  • In 2014, TCMU was the first children’s museum to be named a Smithsonian Affiliate.
  • Since opening our doors to the public in July of 2009, the total economic impact of TCMU on South Carolina is $75,316,643.
  • More than 18,575 school children from counties across Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina attended the museum with their classrooms in 2018.
  • 4,149 hours were logged by volunteers in 2018.
  • The Upstate Play Partners (UPP) program partnered with 24 Upstate Nonprofits granting free admission to families in at-risk communities who may not otherwise have access to TCMU’s exhibits and programs.
  • Over 14,000 children attended Story Time and More in 2018.