Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Charleston, WV

Where are we going?

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
1 Clay Square
WV 25301


What is there to do?

Enjoy two floors of really cool interactive science exhibits spead over 12,000 square feet! The Clay Center for the Arts and Science is a great place for the family to visit!

Sit back and enjoy the incredible Electriscky theater and planetarium where you can watch giant and fascinating films with panoramic views, or visit distant stars and galaxies with the incredible star-ball that has more than 10,000 stars as the centerpiece!

Putting a unique spin on a traditional theme, the Milton Gardner's Earth City allows you to travl through time via an old fashioned roadside attraction.  Pretty cool!

There are over 30 exhibits which allow you to explore physical science with creativity, sound, light, and color.

There is also a really cool health science exhibition where you can stretch an intestine (gross!), guess what it is you are really seeing on the X-Ray and even mimic weird body noises!

The museum isn't all science - for those art lovers there is over 9,000 square feet of gallery space where both the permanent collections and traveling collections can be enjoyed.

For those little sciene and art lovers, there is Kidspace - a specially designed area just for those under 5 and their parents, where they can explore and develop cognitive growth, and express their interests. 

If you are wanting to sit back and relax, then you can enjoy one of the many performances that the Clay Center put on!  Comedy, dance, theater - pretty neat!

Music, theater, science and art are all waiting for you! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7.50

Children: $6

Free Under: 2 and under

Family Deals: Smart pass = $12.50, $12


Need a little extra help?

The center offers wheelchairs if needed. All of the public galleries and performance hall are accessible for anyone who needs to avoid steps. Elevators are available throughout the building. They can also offer heading devices for the hearing impaired.

Handicap parking is available in the Clay Center parking lot and on Washington St next to the center. All handicap parking is metered by the city.


When can we go?

Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm / Sunday Noon - 5pm.

Closed Monday and Tuesdays, and the main holidays.


Any top tips?

The center also hold an after school explorers club for grades 2 - 6 if the kids really want to immerse themselves in the fun! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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