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Clay Center

1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-561-3570
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This is a magical place to take children. The my town is a place they could spend hours learning... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Charleston, West Virginia
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Always a great option

If you’re looking for something great to do with young children, look no more. There’s plenty to... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Patrick M
Port Clinton, Ohio
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Opened in the summer of 2003, the Clay Center strives to present a variety of arts and sciences all under one roof. The Avampato Discovery Museum is two floors of fascinating interactive science exhibits, while the ElectricSky™ Theater features planetarium shows. In addition there are a large performance hall and a small black-box theater, an art museum, a fun museum shop, and a cafe. There's something interesting scheduled virtually every night here!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a magical place to take children. The my town is a place they could spend hours learning different jobs through play.

Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for something great to do with young children, look no more. There’s plenty to fill your afternoon and stimulate young minds at the Clay Center.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The Clay Center is an incredible facility in Charleston, WV! The performance hall is fabulous - great sound, beauty, offering many concerts, the WV Symphony, touring Broadway shoes and more. The science center is a great place for kids to explore and learn.

Thank fpalmer321
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Was there for a special program. CORA had a special program for the families,of doners. I was,asked to attend with family if my dear friend who passed last year. I was very impressed with,the,clay center. Very nice. Very pretty place. Lots of things to do...More

Thank Shadgoff
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We love the Clay Center! The children's museum is a wonderful addition to the Charleston community. I gave 4/5 stars because wheelchair accessibility could be far better.

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have seen a lot of great shows here, but never buy tickets for the balcony. You will encounter people that are drunk, yelling, and who smell really bad. The staff will try to calm them but they should make them leave. They also need...More

Thank blackriverwoman
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Spent the day at this museum and have to say , we were there for over 4 hours and had to drag the kids out of there when it was time to leave. The museum is undergoing renovations and this was nicely told yo us,...More

Thank wubba314
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a great cultural place in Charleston, WV. Many great activities and functions are put on here, as well as concerts.

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I took my grandchildren here several years ago and we all enjoyed the science center and experiments and observatory. But they have taken it from a school age science center to a preschool exploratory center. It's a great place for preschoolers but my elementary age...More

1  Thank Grannyjan72
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped here for the Luckey Climber. The climber was super tall and pretty. Kids had great fun with it. The kids science part was all about "gross" body parts which was just OK, the lower level was a town square with common attractions such...More

Thank Lclimber
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21 October 2015|
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Response from Jabauman | Reviewed this property |
There are also some kid-friendly restaurants on Charleston's east side. Heading east on Washington Street, you'll find a Gino's Pizza and Tudor's Biscuit World. Also on Washington, closer to the WV State Capitol, you'll... More
13 July 2015|
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Response from Jabauman | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you keep an eye on the Clay Center's Facebook site. They had a free Summer Fun Day in early July. Last year, they offered free admission to military families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.