Children’s museum looks to open in downtown Spartanburg

It’s a new interactive exhibit for parents and children at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville.

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.

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