About Us

Since its' inception in 2009, The Children's Museum of The Upstate (TCMU) has welcomed families from across the country, and world, through its' doors every year. The museum has two locations in Downtown Greenville and Spartanburg.

As one of the nation’s largest children’s museums and one of the first to become Smithsonian affiliated, TCMU-Greenville offers 80,000 square feet for fun, learning and play–providing an experience like no other for play-based learning and hands-on engagement for all families.   

Over 21 unique exhibit galleries reflect programming in areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, the environment and community engagement. Free weekly programming provides opportunities for families to further learn and discover together, and annual memberships offer unlimited visits to both TCMU locations in Greenville and Spartanburg.  

TCMU’s downtown Spartanburg location houses 6,000 square feet of exhibits designed to support children ages birth to 6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness.  

TCMU-GREENVILLE

TCMU-SPARTANBURG

MISSION
Ignite a community of compassionate problem solvers through intentional and
inclusive play.
Create a world where no barrier is bigger than a dream.

GREENVILLE

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 9AM-5PM
SUNDAY 11AM-5PM
CLOSED MONDAYS

Spartanburg

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY-SATURDAY 9AM-5PM
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY