The Children’s Museum of the Upstate starts the year with new hours and new programs.
Started on January 5, TCMU museum implemented new hours. The doors start to open from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Sunday. It will remain closed for deep cleaning on Monday.
The museum’s capacity level is limited to only 45 percent of visitors. Visitors are asked to buy timed tickets in advance in order to allow workers to track capacity levels. The duration of stay, however, will not be timed.
There are new hand sanitizing stations in place and weekly programming is back.
Popular programs like “Story Time and More” and “Open Art Studios” are back. The Spark Lab will be reopened later this month.
A scheduled special event for MLK Day will take place on January 18 at 11 a.m.
“We are going to be having a very special ‘Story Time and More’ program with local celebrity and philanthropist Pearlie Harris,” museum program manager Javy Pagan said. “Ms. Pearlie is a local celebrity. Everyone loves her. We could not be more thrilled to introduce her to our members on that day.”
Harris will read “Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor” by Chris Singleton, South Carolina’s native author. She will also be accompanied by student musicians of the Greenville County Youth Orchestra.
“Things aren’t back to normal yet, but we are happy to bring more people back into the museum,” said strategic relations and events manager Jessie Cappello.