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The Children's Museum of the Upstate

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Family time

Wonderful interactive environment. Great for the whole family! Plan to spend a few hours to take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie P
Interesting and fun

On the plus side, this is accessible and interesting (while it is no Exploratorium, and doesn't try... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Gerry P
Greenville, South Carolina
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grocery store”(18 reviews)
“all ages”(35 reviews)
“music room”(10 reviews)
80,000 Square feet of fun! The Children's Museum of the Upstate is 7th largest children's museum in the country and only children's museum that is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Greenville on the cultural...more
300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601-2015
+1 864-233-7755
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 August 2010

Our family went to The Children's Museum yesterday, and we really had a great time. The exhibits, as previous reviewers have noted, are really fun. One of our favorites was the television studio, where you can record a news piece or sing a song, and...More

6  Thank SunriseEspresso
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 March 2014

My 5 year old had a great time, he really enjoyed the exhibits so I am being a little harsh, but fact is there is not much to do here more then one time. This place sells memberships and I was excited prepared for a...More

3  Thank Ncjcbc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful interactive environment. Great for the whole family! Plan to spend a few hours to take in everything, a delight.

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

On the plus side, this is accessible and interesting (while it is no Exploratorium, and doesn't try to be); on the negative, children tend to be hard on things and the staff here can't quite keep ahead of their destructive little fingers. I have brought...More

Thank Gerry P
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We took my 4 yr old and 10 month old and had a great time! We've done a lot of other kid museums in the state and this one is the best. They had interesting exhibits and a lot of them. Loved the bottom floor...More

Thank KCSC4508
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My 8 year old and I were a little disappointed during our visit. We had visited several years prior and found the museum to be in better shape then. On our visit this time, there were few staff members and the museum needed tidying up....More

Thank Crystal L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I took my niece for an "Auntie and Niece Day" and we had a blast. She really enjoyed the climbing section. I was pretty disappointed to see other guests walking around with outside food and drinks when there are signs everywhere stating "No Outside Food...More

Thank Dorkasaurus6
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at this museum with mid age children. Our 10 yr old got bored really quick. Also, a lot of the activities had missing pieces or were broken. Not sure this was worth the price :(

Thank osdiana
Reviewed 26 July 2018

My sister and I took her grandchildren for a first time visit. They are 4 & 5. I will never forget the amazed and delightful look in their eyes when we first entered. We knew immediately this was a hit with them. We had a...More

Thank carters03
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We have brought grandchildren many times. This visit was a disappointment. Several activities did not work and others has accessories missing. I am sure it is hard to keep everything perfect, but don't know if we will spend the money again.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Fun and engaging for the whole family! We had a toddler there who wore himself out! I would allow a minimum of 4 hours. The museum was closing and our little one wasn’t ready to leave.

Thank M'Lisa T
Reviewed 20 June 2018

What I love about the museum is the many offerings for all age children. There are story hours, science classes, crafts, traveling or changing interactive displays, and a wonderful playground. I highly recommend a membership!

Thank Denise B
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Debbie W
7 June 2018|
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Response from Brenda G | Reviewed this property |
Every child, no matter their age, is different. With my 5 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild, I have found they each found one specific area they kept gravitating to and wanted to stay for hours. I learned it is easier to... More
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Response from Deb M | Reviewed this property |
Our 1 year old and 3 year old loved it. So much to do at multiple age levels.
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The food is excellent. A little pricey!