The Children's Museum of The Upstate has been a family resource in Upstate South Carolina and surrounding areas since 2009. In 2014, TCMU was named a Smithsonian Affiliate.
The museum seeks to:
Provide a dynamic, safe and consistent local destination for families
Serve as an educational laboratory where informal learning and play-based theories can come to life through inclusive and diverse programming
Create a community-driven environment for multi-generational families and maintain role as a family resource
Advocate for children by responding to the current needs of families in our communities to provide a safe, inclusive, diverse environment
As a non-profit, 501-c3 organization, the Museum relies on community support and funding to ensure that we can continue to provide resources, seek creative partnerships, create engage exhibits, and develop inspiring programs and events. Click here to support The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s vital programming!
The Museum has two physical locations. The downtown Greenville location offers the largest learning and play space—housing multiple exhibit galleries, with components and programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, and the environment, suitable to children of all ages. The Museum’s downtown Spartanburg location offers two floors of exhibits and programs designed to meet the needs of children ages five and younger and their families.
The Museum also takes its programming out on the road through Outreach experiences, allowing for more families to be served across all communities in Upstate South Carolina. These experiences take place in classrooms, community centers, neighborhoods, parks, and community events.