The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is looking to open a location in downtown Spartanburg.
The museum has been eyeing a location at 130 Magnolia Ave to open in early 2018, according to CEO of the non-profit Nancy Halverson.
Kindergarten readiness will be a big focus for the nearly 6,000 square foot building. The museum will focus on learning for children ages 5 and younger.
The museum has been part of a long term plan, as 25% of school visits and memberships in the Greenville museum come from Spartanburg.
The non-profit is asking for the city’s financial support to help round out their $1.5 million budget.
Spartanburg voted Monday to approve a development agreement that will provide $100,000 over 5 years, starting in 2018.
The exhibit will begin to be designed in early May and they hope to have it ready to open in early 2018.