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Museums in Spartanburg

Planning to spend some time at one of Spartanburg’s museums? The Spartanburg area has several museums for families, adults and kids! Here’s a list of museums to visit near Spartanburg, SC.

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


The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755

With a giant indoor play space and lots of unique fun exhibits, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is naturally the go-to rainy day spot. TCMU-Spartanburg is specifically designed for children ages 6 and under, with programs that include Story Time, Open Art jr. and steamWORKS jr. TCMU-Greenville is geared towards children ages 0-12. Children are invited to participate in Story Time, Healthy Hustle, steamWORKS and more! Regular programming is included with the price of admission. 

Both TCMU-Greenville and TCMU-Spartanburg are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm , and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Both locations are closed most Mondays during the school year.  

Advance tickets are encouraged at both TCMU locations, but they are not required. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.tcmupstate.org.




Hub City Railroad Museum

864.963.4739 | 298 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Railroad Museum showcases the history of Spartanburg’s railroads with views of local train lines. See trains and models up close!

John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 | 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Interactive exhibits, live animals and an extensive collection of fossils, bones, rocks and minerals will encourage a love of science.

Chapman Cultural Center

864.542.2787 | 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Chapman Cultural Center is home to several local museums, Ballet Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Little Theatre.

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

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 | 200 E Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Spartanburg Art Museum also offers family programming, public art exhibits, and more. Free admission (donations accepted)