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Address: 300 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV (Formerly Sunrise Museum)
Phone Number: 304-561-3575
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice museum

About average for kids museums but there is a kid friendly art museum on the top floor that makes it special. The had a few displays that you don't see in the standard kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

About average for kids museums but there is a kid friendly art museum on the top floor that makes it special. The had a few displays that you don't see in the standard kids museum ( the cut away engine was our favorite ) . Overall a great way to spend about 3 hours in Charleston.

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South Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Every time I bring my kids here they have a great time. Charleston should be proud of this museum for a little city of it's size. I've lived in Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL areas and this place rivals them easily.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This area started off really nice. Not quite as much fun stuff (or at least the same caliber of fun stuff) as Sunrise, but they were trying. Now they've let it go, a lot, and the exhibits are falling apart.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were severely disappointed. Being closed means no one is being paid and we couldn't spend any money here. Where is the logic- aren't there volunteers or employees that might want to work during the summer at least? And at 7.50 and up for admission, this would seem feasible if not desirable as one may assume you wish to serve... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is the kid's portion of the new Clay Center and replaced the old Sunrise kid's museum in Charleston. The displays and activities here were all well maintained and nice, but this is a fairly small kid's museum compared to other places. They have 4 separate sections but the sections are very small, 2-3 rooms each. The best section was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

The exhibits for kids are plentiful and educational. My kids had lots of fun and the show at the planetarium is good to see, nice way to relax. Membership is a great value if you live in the tristate area.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I love when kids can have fun and learn without realizing they are learning. The educational exhibits are smart and don't talk down to the kids. The staff are well-trained and knowledgeable about the exhibits. We particularly enjoy the Exploratory area which changes exhibits regularly. There seems to be an themed event at least once a month that provides opportunities... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I was sitting for my sister and took her 3 year old twins we had a blast and it is so kid friendly.

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South Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

my kids have been here many times and never grow tired of it. there is also a small toddler area that my little one enjoys.

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West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The museum is actually an interactive science display. Great for children. There is also a planetarium.

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