Interactive displays at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate teach children without them knowing that they are learning. The staff does a great job with special programs. Field trips are offered for 3K-5th grade. Buses carry students from school districts all over the state, lining the street daily.
TCMU’s newest permanent exhibit is one you’re not gonna want to miss! Marsh Music officially opened to the public Saturday, September 16th. Remember the noisiest room in the museum? Downstairs, it was a room with its’ own door. Full of various instruments, children of all ages enjoyed making music.
There’s still music to be made. Now it’s just in the midst of a South Carolina marsh.
Hop with Froggy through the marsh, learning all about instrumentation. Painted walls put visitors in the middle of Froggy’s habitat. Following Froggy through the whimsical exhibit introduces children to our region’s culture and environment. Hitting multicolored leaves sends out different sounds. Brave boys and girls might venture into the mouth of Ally the Alligator to play a banjo. Curious musicians can find bongo drums on the back of a turtle. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with Sammy the Snake!
Marsh Music adds to the already amazing adventure children experience on the three floors of the museum.
Wetlands aren’t just on the walls in Greenville. After spending a morning in the museum, head over to Duke Energy’s outdoor classroom in the Reedy River Wetlands at Unity Park. Our preschool pupils also love to explore the 640 acre wildlife sanctuary inside Conestee Nature Preserve – the views of the wetlands are breathtaking.
There’s lots to learn about our special spot on the map. Thanks to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, even the youngest citizens can soak up some of South Carolina!