Spend an educational, fun-filled day at the Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum! You and your children will have the opportunity to experience our art and science galleries, see a giant screen film and/or planetarium show, or participate in a special activity.





Create your own educational experience or choose from one of our convenient packages. Use the online pre-registration form to make your reservations, or call 304-561-3570 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm ET, Monday through Friday. Advance reservations are required.

Take a moment to fill out our pre-registration form for your upcoming trip to the Clay Center.

The educator checklist will ensure you have a smooth, fun visit to the Clay Center and includes group visit checklists, chaperone guides, arrival and departure info.
Tour packages (tax-exempt tour rates):
  Students Chaperones** Add. Adults
Museum Galleries $4.50 Free $6
Galleries & Planetarium $7.50 $2.50 $9.50
Galleries & Film $9 $3.50 $11.50
Galleries, Film & Planetarium  $12 $6 $15
Planetarium $4.50 $3 $5.50
Film $6.50 $4.50 $8
Workshop $2 Free N/A

package tour length
(doesn't include lunch time)
student price chaperone price** add.adults
film/BIG science demo
3.5 - 4 hours $14.00 $6.00 $15.00
hands-on workshop
3 - 4 hours $14.00 $6.00 $17.00
museum*/planetarium/film  - 4 hours $12.00 $6.00 $15.00
museum*/performance 2 - 3 hours $9.00 $5.00 $11.00
performance/film 2 - 3 hours $11.50 $9.50 $13.00
performance/planetarium 2 - 3 hours $9.50 $8.00 $10.50

Add an activity:
additional activity activity length student price chaperone price** add. adults
Hands-on workshops
(student workshops or green lab)
30 minutes $2.00 Free May not be able to attend
BIG science demo 30 minutes $2.00 Free $2.00
Guided Art Tour 30 minutes Free Free Free

A la Carte options:
activity tour length
(doesn't include lunch time)
student price chaperone price** add. adults
performance 1 - 2 hours $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
museum* 1 - 1.5 hours $4.50 Free $6.00
giant screen film 1 hour $6.50 $4.50 $8.00
planetarium 1 hour $4.50 $3.00 $5.50
*Museum includes all science galleries and art exhibits
**One chaperone recommended per every 10 children, ages 18 and under

Payment options:
Check, cash & credit card.
(to get the group rate, additional adults must pay with group)
Making lunch plans?  Groups are welcome to bring sack lunches, purchase lunch on-site at the Intermezzo Café, pre-order box lunches with Embassy Suites – our exclusive in-house caterer, or make arrangements for off-site lunches.
Bins for sack lunches and coolers will be provided for scheduled groups.  For menu information and/or to pre-order, call 304-720-5559 or email cafe@theclaycenter.org.
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