About Us

ABOUT US

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. 

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 - FRIDAY 11AM-4PM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY 10AM-5PM
Closed Mondays

Spartanburg

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 9AM-1PM