The ever-curious ‘George’ spending his summer at the Upcountry History Museum

May 22, 2024

Straight from the television screen and pages of countless stories from his exploits, that inquisitive little monkey named Curious George will make the Upcountry History Museum – Greenville County his home this summer when “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” opens on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

For more than 85 years, Curious George has romped, played, explored, and experienced an array of adventures with his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, while entertaining children of all ages in the popular book series by H.A. and Margret Rey, as well in the #1 PBS KIDS television show.

This hands-on, bilingual (English and Spanish) exhibition takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat live. Visitors will step into familiar buildings and locations as they explore the interactive 2,500-square-foot community that showcases the escapades of George and his friends.

Encouraged to “learn like George,” children can engage in a three-dimensional world featuring direct experience and problem solving through early STEAM concepts – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. These concepts are based on educational standards developed by an advisory panel from the PBS KIDS series, as well as national science, math, and literacy standards for young children.

Supporting characters from the books and TV series appear throughout the exhibition helping to provide context and take-home messages that resonate with young visitors, while still appealing to the grown-ups in their lives who are just as fond of this loveable monkey that they, too, grew up with.

“Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” is on display from May 25 through October 6, 2024. It was designed in partnership with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.

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