living in greenville
Want to know about different clubs and organizations that help kids? Thinking of joining the Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts? Need to know what kind of programs the YMCA and YWCA have to offer? Get information about services available for kids.
Greenville Youth Programs
Check out all the cool programs and events for kids, offered by the City's Recreation Division. There's stuff like sports teams for baseball, football, basketball, golf and inline hockey, fishing clubs, art camps, video clubs and a summer youth festival just for kids!
Mice on Main
Hidden downtown are a nine bronze mice for you to find! Start at the NOMA Square, and use these hints to enjoy a fun family afternoon in downtown Greenville. Click here to read the clues!
Home to the endangered Bornean orangutan and Amur leopard, the Greenville Zoo is recognized as one of the finest smaller zoos in the nation. Visit the zoo.
The Children's Garden
This interactive multi-themed garden designed to enrich children's intelligence, creativity and well-being through exploration and discovery is located at Linky Stone Park, a 1.7-acre greenspace along the Reedy River, between downtown Greenville and the revitalized West End.
Learn more about the garden.
Greenville County Library
Find out about exciting programs for kids of all ages at the Greenville County Library. There are lots of fun things to do at the library, including story time, reading clubs, puppet shows and music programs!
Child Care Referral
The United Way operates a comprehensive child care resource and referral agency. Read more about it, or call 864-467-4800.
County Museum of Art
Among the country’s premiere regional American art museums, the Greenville County Museum of Art draws visitors from around the world each year to see work by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns as well as its acclaimed Southern Collection, which ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary abstractions. The GCMA is home to the largest and most complete collection of Wyeth watercolors owned by any public museum in the world. Changing exhibitions and challenging and fun educational offerings make every visit to the Museum a unique experience. The GCMA’s weekly Sundays at 2 program presents a wide range of fun and enriching activities, including Music in the Galleries, Family Art Adventures, and Artists in Action. Summer camps for children and workshops with some of the nation’s top artists round out the offerings. Featuring free admission, the GCMA invites you to come and see what you think!
Visit gcma.org to learn more.
Museum & Gallery at
Bob Jones University
The Museum & Gallery offers a breathtaking display of over 450 Old Master paintings, and provides a wealth of opportunities for developing appreciation of past cultures. Child-friendly scavenger hunts are an entertaining introduction to the collection, and family tours afford an enjoyable learning experience for all ages. Visit the Museum online.
The Children's Museum
Built in 2009, TCMU is dedicated to sparking a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.
Learn More about the 7th largest children’s museum in the country by visiting their website.
Miniature World of Trains
The Miniature World Of Trains, featuring the Transportation Museum of the World,
is a fun and educational family experience. Visitors can see as many as 40
computerized model trains in HO (1/87th) Scale, traversing the highly detailed large
city and industry scene, and traveling through the Blue Ridge to the Rocky Mountains - with the model reaching
over 12 feet tall!
Visit the Miniature
World of Trains online