Children’s Programs highlight summer months at Upcountry History Museum

June 19, 2023

The Upcountry History Museum – Greenville County, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has quite a lineup of programs and events scheduled for this summer. From the ever-popular Toddler Time and Family Fun Day to special events like Girl Scout Night, and Story Time at Swamp Rabbit Café, each program promises to be one of activity, learning, and excitement for all ages.

Toddler Time provides an opportunity to spark children’s innate curiosity through hands-on activities that are educational and engaging. This month, children can step into the pages of author and illustrator Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition, Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit” and enjoy playtime, group story time with snack and juice, as well as an opportunity to meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Toddler Time is included with your General Admission and FREE for children aged 2 and under. Go to to register. Upcoming dates for this favorite:

  • Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

New to the summer schedule this year is Girl Scout Night on Thursday, June 22 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. This unique, after-hours night at the Museum is for all local Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. This Scout-only evening will include guided tours and hands-on activities that center around early Upcountry history. Enjoy a pizza dinner with plenty of exploration and playtime throughout the Museum. The cost is $20.00 per Scout. Go to to register.

Story Time at Swamp Rabbit Café is Friday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. and will focus on the summer exhibition, Very Eric Carle. Group story time and a chance to meet the very popular and hungry caterpillar highlight this fun morning event that is free and open to children and families.

The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville, S.C. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit