Travel Guide

Top Children’s Museums

Right here in our own hometown of Greenville, SC we have one of the top children’s museums in the country.  It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday with the kids and is fun for adults too!  Here is a little bit about The Children’s Museum of the Upstate as well as a few others we’d love to visit one day.



The Children’s Museum of the Upstate:  Greenville, SC.  The only children’s museum to be awarded a Smithsonian Affiliate.  With 19 rotating exhibits there is always something new and exciting for everyone.  There are even exhibits dedicated specifically to those under the age of 5 to help with early childhood development.

please touch


Please Touch Museum:  Philadelphia, PA.  One of the first children’s museums in the country, the Please Touch Museum features more than 25,000 items for you to interact with.  Because the collection is so large, they are constantly rotating the exhibits so you can expect to almost always see something new on every visit.




Dinosaur Ridge:  Morrison, CO.  This outdoor museum was designed to preserve the dinosaur fossils in the area.  You can see everything from Stegosaurus bones to preserved foot tracks.  There are free self-guided trails or join a guided tour to get the full experience.

magic house

The Magic House: St. Louis, MO.  Ranked the nation’s #1 attraction based on child appeal by Zagat U.S. Family Travel Guide, The Magic House has received countless awards and recognition.  In addition to exhibits like Jack and the Beanstalk and The Bubble Room, it also features award winning restaurant The Picnic Basket Cafe.




Children’s Museum of Houston:  Houston, TX.  The sheer size of this museum is enough to make you want to visit.  Over 90,000 square feet, the Children’s Museum of Houston was voted #1 by Parents Magazine.  They truly have something for everyone including an interactive water works station.




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