The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, which opened in July 2009, exists to ignite a passion for learning – enticing children with interactive learning opportunities.
The museum began with one mother’s wish to create a place in Upstate South Carolina where children would be inspired and learn in an informal, hands-on environment. In December 2003, local benefactors donated the former Greenville County Library building and the surrounding land – setting into motion a campaign to provide three floors of indoor exhibits.
The 79,000-square-foot facility at Heritage Green, just a block from Main Street, is one of the largest children’s museums in the United States.
The museum operates through funding provided from donations, admissions, event fees, enrollment fees and facility rental income. Admission is $12. Tickets are offered to at-risk youth through our scholarship program.