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. The museum seeks to:

  • Provide a dynamic local destination for families
  • Serve as an educational laboratory where informal learning and play-based theories can come to life
  • Act as a community resource where family-friendly communities are fostered
  • 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.

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
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate seeks to be a leader in innovative family activities, a dynamic learning center and a compelling community attraction.

GREENVILLE

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 9AM-5PMSUNDAY 11AM-5PMOPEN MONDAYSDURING THE SUMMER9AM - 5PM & SPECIAL HOLIDAYS

Spartanburg

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 9AM-5PMSUNDAY 11AM-5PM OPEN MONDAYS DURING THE SUMMER 9AM - 5PM & SPECIAL HOLIDAYS