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Clay Center

1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-561-3570
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Preschool fun

I took my grandchildren here several years ago and we all enjoyed the science center and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ironton, Ohio
via mobile
Good Stop with Nice Luckey Climber

I stopped here for the Luckey Climber. The climber was super tall and pretty. Kids had great fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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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!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“art museum” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (12 reviews)
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1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-561-3570
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Grannyjan72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited Clay Center with family and one-year old. We all enjoyed the creativity of the Center for children as well as adults.

Thank VisitWV4Fun
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I took my 8 year-old niece here on her Spring Break in 2016, and she asked to return this year, which we did, in March 2017. When an 8 year requests to return somewhere, that doesn't involve spending a fortune or riding a ride, you...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I recently saw the musical group Kansas at the Clay Center. First of all, let me say that the group still rocks. With a few new members, the group is poised to continue their brand of progressive rock music, for many years to come. Now,...More

Thank jdarerog1958
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My first concert for ZZ Top and it was awesome! The seating at the Clay Center was great. We parked across the street from the venue. Easy ingress and egress. Highly recommend the Clay Center !

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Clay Center is an amazing place to visit. The museum is great and they have a lot of great shows to see. I have went to several Broadway shows there and have attended many functions. Wonderful place and great staff.

Thank mclay6222
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband and I and another couple recently attended a live performance of Mountain Stage at the Clay Center. What a beautiful venue and the acoustics for live music was awesome! Really enjoyed the show.

Thank Blackhollow1158
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went there Saturday night to the acountry Western rendition. Great performance and a fun time with friends we have not seen in years. Thanks Charleston!

Thank Traveling652013
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My family and I have been here so many times and its super fun for everyone. This is a GREAT place to go spend an afternoon with kids!

Thank kykyjaxon
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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
12 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.