EXHIBITS

LOWER LEVEL

Animation Station

Follow directions to turn your drawings into moving images using a zoetrope.

Bib’s World

Run, jump, slide, and climb in TCMU’s wheelchair-accessible outdoor play space featuring a tire fort, merry-go-round and slides.

This space is generously supported by Michelin North America.

Garage Rock

Rock out with a variety of instruments and sound making machines through hands-on play.

Reedy River Bend

Water tables simulate a water mill and treatment plant, complete with miniature dams, waterfalls, and a secret bubble to explore!

Toddler Lily Pond

Designed for children 3 and under, this water table has secure seats for small children to sit in as they splash and play.

The Upside Down

Gain new perspective in this wacky and immersive space where you’ll find fun… upside down!

Sensory Square

Engage with your five senses in this quiet space featuring various colors, lights, shapes and textures.

Open Art Studios

Explore your inner artist in this programming space through weekly crafts. 

The Café & Patio

Take a break from play and choose from a variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks and refreshments from vending machines.

MAIN LEVEL

The Bank

Through socio-dramatic play, children can practice saving and spending money as a banker, teller, or bank customer!

The Climber

Reach new heights by crawling and climbing through this dynamic multi-story climbing zone.

Your Healthy Body

Learn about healthcare and healthy habits through larger-than-life interactive organs, a model ambulance and Teddy Bear Clinic.

This exhibit is generously supported by Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. 

Publix

Choose from a variety of grocery items, fill up your cart and pretend to check-out items at TCMU’s grocery store, then craft the perfect sub or salad at the adjacent deli.

This exhibit is generously supported by Publix.

Up in the Air

Explore aerodynamics through an immersive wind tunnel, paper airplane station and other hands-on interactives.

Wheels on the Ground

Participate in a real-life pit-crew experience, drive the Duke Energy bus, or explore concepts of physics by testing race cars on various tracks.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by lead sponsors South Carolina Department of Education, Duke Energy and The William Bradshaw Family.

The TCMU Store

Offers a variety of educational and fun gifts, toys, games and books for young learners. Shop online at www.tcmustore.org!

The Dream Theater

Listen to Story Time & More or experience special theatrical programming in this whimsical, colorful space.

The Sensory Wall

Start your TCMU experience before you even come inside with this fun wall full of things to touch, turn and see.

The Secret Garden

What will you find? Explore this hidden space full of creatures and plants.

UPPER LEVEL

Constructing Community

Write and color thank-you notes to local community champions in this quiet space for gratitude and reflection. Come back often because each month there is a new hero to thank!

Construction Zone

Work with a life-size crane, grab your tools and crank up the brick conveyor belt to complete construction projects big and small!

Design It

Learn about architecture and building design through block and design play.

Fun & Games

Play big by practicing competitive play with lifesize chess, checkers or kerplunk.

Geo’s Golf

Enjoy nine holes of putt-putt fun at TCMU’s very own STEM-based mini golf course. 

This exhibit is generously sponsored by lead sponsor Green Valley Country Club.

Grandma Betty’s Farm

Harvest vegetables, ride a tractor, meet barnyard animals and explore the inside of Grandma Betty’s yellow house. Featuring soft surfaces that are perfect for crawling and exploring, this space is reserved exclusively for children 5 and under.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by Mrs. Betty Farr. 

Talkin’ Trash

Identify and sort materials before driving the recycling truck and meet a special dinosaur made entirely of recycled objects. Listen closely…can you hear her talk to you?!

steamWORKS

Tap into your creative problem-solving skills in this hands-on STEAM learning lab.

Light Waves Ahead

Create a bright masterpiece with these colorful rods that light-up when inserted into slots.