Exhibits Case Studies

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

300 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

864-233-7755 (p)
864-233-7790 (f)

Contact: David Wood, Director of Exhibits and Operations


Project Size: 1,250 sq feet
Project Budget: $ 455,000   
Cost per square foot: $365/sq ft

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Exhibit/Project Description:
This exhibit highlights practical ways children can reduce waste, recycle materials and reuse materials in new and interesting ways.  The exhibit features:

  • Willie the Worm Composting Exhibit
  • Greenzilla – An oversized artistic dinosaur made completely of recycled materials
  • When Not in Use, Turn Off the Juice – a simulated “living room” exercise to determine how much electricity can be saved by turning off appliances and lights.
  • Down the Drain – a simulated exercise to illustrate the effects of not turning off the water while you brush your teeth.
  • Recycling Truck for visitors to bring in their recyclable materials and learn what types of items can be recycled
  • Life Cycle of a Soda Can – illustrates the process of recycling a soda can

Factors Affecting Decision to “Go Green”:

Today’s children are more environmentally aware than ever.  We chose to design our exhibit to include practical, everyday illustrations on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. The Children’s Museum will provide multiple opportunities to educate museum visitors on environmental issues and practices, and will serve as an example of how environmental concerns can be economically beneficial as well as esthetically pleasing. The Children’s Museum will serve as an example to all who enter the doors as a business that values the environment and practices, teaches and encourages conservation.