My Town

Enter a town much like Charleston but on a kid’s scale. In My Town, the kids have the jobs, get to spend (imaginary) money and participate in fun activities every day! Will your child be a veterinarian today? What about a mechanic? They can even be mayor! The possibilities are endless in this hands-on city of fun.

 Ashton’s Climbing Sculpture

See all three stories of the Clay Center from a new perspective as you climb a work of art. From kids to adults, everyone can take part in this interactive exhibit.

Earth City

Explore earth science as you travel through an old roadside attraction. Experience hands-on exhibits that tell the story behind West Virginia’s geology and provide a broader understanding of the forces that shape the Mountain State. With locks and dams, waterfalls, tornados, geysers and more, Earth City is an experience unlike any other.

Also, check out Bugging Out: A Look at Invasive Insects! Meet some of the biggest threats to our woods in this mini-exhibit. Get an up-close look and inspect the damage that invasive insects can cause to West Virginia’s forests.

This exhibit is made possible by a partnership with the US Department of Agriculture and WV Department of Agriculture.

Health Royale

Hang out with Skully and his friends Funny Bone, Coach Heart, Queen Intestine and more as you learn about health in fun and exciting ways! Take a unique approach to health science as you stretch an intestine, guess the x-ray and mimic interesting body noises.


This fun-filled area brings the outdoors inside exclusively for children 5 and under and their grownups. Climb a giant tree house, wade through a colorful ball pond and create a musical masterpiece with a “Spider Symphony.”

This space also provides a nursing/quiet room for mothers and infants as well as a Big Kid Room for older siblings.