Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

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Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
One Clay Square
Charleston, WEST VIRGINIA 25301

Contact phone: 304-561-3570
Contact phone 2: 304-561-3559
Fax: 304-561-3598
Web site:
Contact e-mail:
Latitude: 38.351024
Longitude: -81.630969

Discover the excitement at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, where you can experience music, theater, art and science all under one roof! Visit our magnificent theater for outstanding performances from star musicians and comedic greats, enjoy fun educational science exhibits, check out the art gallery and more!

The Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum houses two floors of interactive science exhibits, a world class art museum and state-of-the-art ElectricSky™ Theater, which shows large format films and planetarium shows on a 61-foot dome.

Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Gallery admission is $7.50 for adults and $6.00 for children. Planetarium shows and large format films are additional; combination tickets are available. Group discounts are available for many activities. 

Visit the Clay Center today for an unforgettable family experience!

For a complete list of events and activities, visit

This facility is included in "A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia."
Please check the Guide or the site for information on accessibility. Please note - a self-reporting survey was used to compile the information in this Guide; every attempt was made to verify the accuracy of the information but West Virginia Division of Tourism is not responsible for errors or inaccuracies.