The Children's Museum of the Upstate's Back-to-School Bash

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Celebrate the start of school at TCMU’s Back-to-School Bash on August 14

Greenville, SC (Thursday, July 8, 2021)—It might only be July but The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is always thinking about getting kids and families excited about LEARNING. This year, TCMU will host a museum fundraiser, Back-To-School Bash, on August 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the start of another school year.

Families will be able to play in the entire museum–which will be activated in education-focused ways by local community partners. Whether kids are exploring the Clemson University EXPLORE Mobile Lab, jamming out with DRUM Percussion, testing their number skills with Mathnasium or working with Clemson STEAM in Spark!Lab–there is something for all subjects and all kids! The Caine Halter YMCA will also be leading fun family activities.

After exploring the museum, families can play in Bib’s World and purchase food and sweets from HipBurger, Kona Ice and Batter Up Cookie Dough.

Back-To-School Bash will take place at the Greenville location from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with timed-entry ticketing in order to manage capacities. Time of visits will not be limited, and timed-entry tickets will be available on the half-hour. Families can purchase tickets by the total amount in their party—options ranging from a Family of 2 ($25) to a Family of 6 ($65). TCMU members received discounted prices.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is excited to host this first-time event that will celebrate the start of a new school year–especially after the abnormal year of learning kids encountered due to COVID-19. Barbara Martin, TCMU’s VP of Development notes, “At TCMU, we are constantly thinking about exciting ways for children to engage and learn. We’re excited for our first ever Back-To-School Bash, which will be completely dedicated to FUN ways for families to learn together!”

Tickets will be available at on Monday, August 12th, with an early pre-release date for TCMU members on Friday, August 9th.

Back-To-School Bash is a fundraiser for the museum. All proceeds will directly support TCMU’s programming and operational needs. TCMU is grateful for early support from AFL, The Beach Company, Complete PR, Elliot Davis, Greenville Drive, Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union, Miller HVAC Service Inc., Prisma Health and The Unique Executive Cleaning Services, LLC. If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Back-To-School Bash please contact Barbara Martin at

For all other questions, please contact Jessie Cappello, Marketing and Communications Manager at

About The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

TCMU's mission is to ignite a community of passionate problem solvers through intentional and inclusive play. As the nation's first children's museum to become a Smithsonian Affiliate, there are new and exciting programs developed for every age level to stimulate creativity and stir the imagination. For more information, visit

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