Upstate Play Partners (UPP)


“Our family really enjoyed this fun day. We go through a lot of sadness…. it was so nice to have a distraction and enjoy laughter instead of tears. Thanks for being a part of their happiness!"

-A foster family from our partner organization, Miracle Hill Ministries

When you give to UPP, you are supporting our ability to serve hundreds of families like this one.

The Upstate Play Partners (UPP) program enables at-risk, underserved, and special needs children the opportunity to visit the museum with their families at no cost. TCMU partners with Upstate child-and-family-serving non-profits to distribute tickets to more than 1,500 children and families per year. A visit to TCMU provides these families a brief respite from daily pressures and a chance to connect with one another through creative play.

To see which organizations your gift will benefit, or to determine if your service provider is an UPP agency, consult our list of current partners.

Here's how your gift helps:


2017 Upstate Play Partner Sponsors

Holiday Sunshine Fund

MetroPower, Inc.