Although the construction of the Upstate Children’s Museum took much longer than expected, this much anticipated Greenville children’s attraction now offers what may be the best activity for children in the Upstate. Located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, the museum welcomes both adults and children with a plethora of activities that accommodate all age groups.
Opening just a few months ago, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in downtown Greenville features almost 100,000 square foot of space, offering attractions and hand-on activities for small children, teenagers and even adults. You will find year-round exhibits at the Greenville museum, as well as traveling and seasonal exhibits.
For the youngest ones, there’s the Toddler Lily Pond and Grandma Betty’s Farm. For older children, exhibits include Talkin’ Trash, which is a hand-on way to learn about saving the environment and the Bi-Lo Market, which lets children be the ones who do the grocery shopping. A few of the more popular activities at the Greenville museum include the Formula One Racing center, TV and animation studio and the Kaleidoscope Climber, which allows children to climb up and around the structure. Yes, climbing is allowed in this museum in Greenville.
If you’re on vacation during your child’s birthday, consider an alternative birthday party by having it hosted at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville. The museum offers a couple different birthday packages for up to 30 children and 7 adults. Highlights of having a birthday party at the Greenville Children’s Museum include birthday invitations, cupcakes, pizza and access to exhibits.
Your best bet for visiting the Greenville museum is either late afternoons during the weekday or on the weekend, as most mornings and early afternoons are busy with large school groups visiting. General admission is $12, with discounts for larger groups.
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