The Children's Museum of the Upstate
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.
If you have children, this is a must visit location. This is less a museum and more a giant play area. While there are obvious "exhibits" funded by local businesses, the play they offer is thoroughly entertaining for a wide age group of children. The playground itself is more than worth the admission price, as is the water play area. Be sure to bring spare clothes if your children like to play in water. Only marks off come from a lack of food options onsite. There is a place that gets Chic-Fillet delivered and sells it, but on busy days it sells out, and since it's just being kept warm, can be less than fresh. Best to either bring food or be ready to go out after to eat.
This is a giant children's activity museum, and it is fantastic. The place is filled over three floors of activities designed to spur questions about the natural world while having a great time. My kids and I loved it, and are considering becoming members in order to get a better admission rate for return visits.
The staff is very friendly. There is a new STEM room for children to create electrical circuits, build imaginative products, and problem solve. The play structures are fun and kid friendly. The "grocery store" is fun for kids of all ages. My children LOVE visiting so much that we purchased the family membership. It is worth the cost. I have a family of 5. Visiting the museum three times would pay for the cost of the membership. It is a fun, educational, kid friendly place to spend your family time!
We watched the Solar Eclipse there. They had special activities leading up to the totality and after. The regular things there are great as well. Well worth the $10 per adult (kids, senior, and military ID are less). If it wasn't for having to drive several hours home we would have stayed longer.
Such a fun experience for kids to have right in our backyard. There is plenty to interest kids (and parents) of all ages. I like that they have some exhibits that change periodically and the new outdoor (handicap accessible) playground.