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“Great addition to the Capital City.”
Review of Clay Center

Clay Center
Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed June 1, 2012

The Clay Center is a great place to spend the day with your family. Tons of things to do with your children and you might just learn something while your there.

Thank John L
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"all ages"
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"beautiful facility"
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"lower level"
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"intimate concert"
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"children's museum"
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"permanent collection"
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"great place for children"
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"season tickets"
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"performing arts"
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"body parts"
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"no bad seats"
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

We had an 8, 5, & 2 year old. The kids spent hours playing with all of the hands on activities. We stayed at the Embassy Suites- they offered a discounted package that is a great deal. We also had lunch in the cafeteria. The food was good and the staff was great. Get the combo meal- best value.

Thank kasil74
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is the premiere entertainment venue in Charleston. The kids science museum, the art museum, the large dome theater, the planetarium and the performance hall. I've experienced everything they have to offer and have always had a great time.

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

If you are visiting Charleston, taking a morning or afternoon to go to the Clay Center; it will be worth your time. The facility is new, clean, and modern. They have a very nice (but small) museum and a big interactive area for the kids. The IMAX and planetarium were both very enjoyable (although a separate fee for both). Parking is easy and convenient. I also really enjoyed their gift shop. They have items for a wide range of interests. Plus, Sushi Atlantic is right down the street! When I lived in WV, we always took guests to see either the museum, IMAX, or a show and it was well received by all of our guests.

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We have visited this place several occaisions and each time it was
well worth the effort and the time. They reall have alot to see and do.
We have attended concerts, shows and visited the art museum.
There is also handson for the kids in the lower level by the food court.
The food was average, lil pricey depending on what you purchased.
The bathrooms have always been clean and everyone has been nice
and helpful in steering you in the right direction. We love the shows in
the Dome, It was well air conditioned and you felt like you were ther.
Must see for locals and out of towners !

Thank rick c
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