//Greenville’s Children’s Museum Celebrates America’s Heroes this May

Greenville’s Children’s Museum Celebrates America’s Heroes this May

On Saturday, May 15, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will host Celebrating America’s Heroes at TCMU-Greenville.

What does it mean to be a hero? The pandemic has expanded our notion of what it means to be a hero–and we’ve seen firsthand how many heroes are among us. Join us at TCMU-Greenville as we celebrate the MANY American heroes that serve and support our Greenville community, and country, every single day! This family-friendly event will recognize and celebrate our community’s doctors and nurses, armed forces, Purple Heart recipients, first responders, grocery store workers and many others.

Families can participate in a bootcamp led by the National Guard, explore the inside of Greenville firetrucks and police mobiles, participate in fun patriotic crafts, learn from real-life community heroes and more! The entire museum will be open for free play and food trucks will be available to purchase food and beverages.

Celebrating America’s Heroes will take place at the Greenville location from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with timed ticketing in order to manage capacities. Ticket slots will include 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Social distancing will be enforced, and all adults will be required to wear masks. Families can purchase tickets by the total amount in their party—options ranging from a Family of 2 ($25) to a Family of 6 ($65). TCMU members received discounted prices.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is excited to host this inaugural event that will celebrate so many that made an impact on all our lives–in a safe AND fun way. Barbara Martin, TCMU’s VP of Development notes, “We can’t wait to welcome families to TCMU for a patriotic, exciting celebration of our community, with so many ways for children to learn and engage with heroes of ALL kinds!”

Tickets will be available at www.tcmupstate.org/celebratingamericasheroes, with an early pre- release date for TCMU members on April 12th.

Celebrating America’s Heroes is a fundraiser for TCMU. All proceeds will directly support TCMU’s programming and operational needs. TCMU is grateful for early support from sponsor Metro by T-Mobile. Additional sponsors include BlueCross BlueShield, Hughes Investments, The Military Order of the Purple Heart and Two Men & A Truck. TCMU is still seeking event sponsorship; If you are interested in sponsoring Celebrating America’s Heroes, please contact Barbara Martin at bmartin@tcmupstate.org.

For all other questions, please contact Jessie Cappello, Marketing and Communications Manager at jcappello@tcmupstate.org.

About The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

TCMU’s mission is to ignite a community of passionate problem solvers through intentional and inclusive play. As the nation’s first children’s museum to become a Smithsonian Affiliate, there are new and exciting programs developed for every age level to stimulate creativity and stir the imagination. For more information, visit www.tcmupstate.org.