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Museums in Greenville

Wondering what museums there are in Greenville? There are a number of them and they are an excellent place to spend a rainy day. Whether you are looking for history, art, hands on exhibits for children, science, or music, Greenville as a museum option for you. Here’s a list off Greenville area museums. Check one out the next time you are looking for something to do indoors in Greenville!

Looking for more things to do inside? Check out our Indoor Guide to Greenville. You’ll find art studios, indoor bouncy houses, trampoline parks, libraries and more. 

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755 | Two locations, Greenville & Spartanburg, SC

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Looking for a place to play AND learn on rainy days?!

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, with locations in both Greenville and Spartanburg, is THE go-to family destination for indoor exploration! TCMU-Greenville offers 23 unique exhibits focused on programming areas such as arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, the environment and community engagement. TCMU’s downtown Spartanburg location houses 6,000 square feet of exhibits designed to support children ages birth to 6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness. 

Free weekly programming, such as Story Time & More, steamWORKS, and and Open Art Studios, provide opportunities for families to further learn and discover together. Annual memberships offer unlimited visits to both TCMU locations in Greenville and Spartanburg. Advance timed entry tickets can be purchased at www.tcmupstate.org

 

The Upcountry History Museum

864.467.3100 | 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

Learn about the history of the Upstate area and enjoy traveling exhibits. There’s usually one traveling exhibit that’s perfect for kids, and the rest of the museum has lots of audio, video, and hands-on sections of exhibits that the whole family will enjoy. You can find a list of their family-friendly events and fantastic exhibits on their website.

Greenville County Museum of Art

864.271.7570 | 420 College Street, Greenville, SC

The Greenville County Museum of Art also offers family-friendly Sunday programs at 2 pm as well as occasional children’s art workshops and camps. There is no admission fee to visit this museum!

Model Trains Station

864.605.7979 | 250 Mill Street, Suite 1250, Taylors, SC

Offers: Indoor train museum with dozens of custom model trains displays, some of which are interactive where kids can touch, play, and learn.

Wednesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

Sigal Music Museum

864.520.8807 | 516 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC

At the Sigal Music Museum, explore the exciting world of music through exhibitions, concerts, and music classes for both children & adults.

BMW Zentrum Museum

1888.868.7269 | 1400 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC

Visit the Zentrum Museum and learn about the history of BMW and view examples of BMW’s vehicles throughout their history.

Zentrum museum hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Guided plant tours are available and students will have the chance to see how the cars are built.

  • Age: Plant Tours are limited to age 12 and up
  • Subject: Science and Engineering, History
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn on the plant tour