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Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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Address: 1 Clay Square, Pineville, Charleston, WV 25301
Phone Number: 304-561-3570
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Description: Opened in the summer of 2003, the Clay Center strives to present a variety...
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!
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Charlestonians can be proud to share the Clay Center with any out of area guest. It is a great place for locals, as well. The performance hall provides excellent acoustics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Charlestonians can be proud to share the Clay Center with any out of area guest. It is a great place for locals, as well. The performance hall provides excellent acoustics, the exhibits are always 1st class, the play and educational area tailored for children is a great draw. The center constantly updates their amenities to provide benefit to membership. It's... More 

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Manchester, NH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went there and realized it was made for children, while the exhibit was nice for adults we were done with in 30min tops. We had some children with us who had way more fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went to see the place one evening on our visit to Charleston and we found out that there were a Country music concert for free so we stayed and enjoyed it. You Must see the Clay center is a beatiful place.

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Scott Depot, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One of the best attractions in Charleston, WV. Entertainment is always available for all age groups. Have seen many performers here and the setting is so comfortable. Love the black marble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

fun for all ages. my son love going to the clay center. there is every thing from games and hands on activites to art galleries. the movies can be a little boring for small kids but very interesting for adults. great screen and seating.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Clay Center is a beautiful venue with great acoustics! I'm also impressed by the quality of performances you can see in the City of Charleston, WV. I've only been in town a couple of months and I've already seen a traveling Broadway show, an amazing group of performances recorded for NPR's Mountain Stage, and a quirky one-woman show hosted... More 

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Charleston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice planetarium and they also screen movies on the dome. Great concert venue and theatre for live productions. Has an activity area with hands on science exhibits that's very kid friendly. With the price to attend any function.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Clay Center has lots of cool things to do for kids. Kids can learn about body parts, our planet, and more. Also, the planetarium show was amazing. The art gallery had really cool paintings and Math+Art puzzles for kids. I definitely recommend The Clay Center to families who are visiting Charleston, WV.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Quite a good planetarium. If you are into stars this is a first class venu. First quality seating, projectors and sound system!

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Convenient, close, inexpensive parking across street from the center. We ONLY attended a concert at the center. The Maier Foundation Performance Hall is a great venue for a concert

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