Last Monday our Ollie Greenville Walking Tour class took us to the new Greenville Children’s Museum. The museum wasn’t open for regular visitors and we got our own private tour. Pretty nice. The museum is 80,000 sq feet. HUGE! They have 18 exhibits and focus on 6-11 year old children but do have several spots for toddlers. It was fantastic! We wish we could have stayed longer. There is definitely things for adults to do. They are starting to schedule adult company holiday parties. That sounds really fun. They just opened in July and so are still adding services. There is even a nice restaurant . I can’t really compare it to the Children’s Museum in the Twin Cities. It is quite different from the MN one.
A few of the exhibits:
How sounds are made
Race car driving
Be an Astraunaut
Water display focusing on mills that Greenville had
Fairy tale story telling land
Grocery shopping, vending
Health and wellness
Importance of recycling
TV studio where they can make their own show and take home a DVD
This photo is of the garage band exhibit. It’s not so much about musical instruments as it is about sound and music. They had a hard time getting us out of the room to continue our tour.
This incredible jungle gym (for want of another name) is so cool. They said when they had their grand opening it was really fun to watch the people in their gowns and tuxcedos climbing on this.
TV production studio. There is also a control room that is pretty sophisticated.
I don’t know about you but I don’t remember anything like this when I was growing up. I had tinker toys and legos and of course Barbie and Ken, which I still have.