Programs

Homeschool Days!

Calling all homeschool students – Join us for Homeschool Days, featuring an interactive STEAM workshop, gallery exploration and more! Registration is available for students ages 6-9, and 10-13. See registration links below for available times.
November 21 – Rocket Science
February 20 – Hydrobots

March 19 – Maker Workshop

April 16 – Survival Science

Holly Day
Friday, November 29 | 11AM-4PM
Kick off the holiday season with a day of exploration and wonder! Make your own holiday hat, create your own ornaments, and enjoy a visit and photo opportunity with Mr. Santa Claus himself! While you’re onsite, enjoy Mickey’s Christmas Carol in the Caperton Planetarium and Theater! Activities and museum exploration is $9 for adults, $7.50 for children, and free for Clay Center Members! Film admission is $5 per person. 

Santa Saturdays
Saturday, December  7 & 14 | 11AM-3PM
Take a break from all your shopping to enjoy some holiday cheer! Visit with Santa, make a holiday craft or check out a classic holiday film in the Caperton Planetarium & Theater! Activities and museum exploration is $9 for adults, $7.50 for children, and free for Clay Center Members! Film admission is $5 per person. 
December 7 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December 14 – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Winter Wonder Labs
December 23, 26, 27 & 30 | 11AM & 1PM
Have fun while you learn why winter is so COOL in 1-hour workshops for the whole family. Workshops are on a first come, first served basis. Activities and museum exploration is $9 for adults, $7.50 for children, and free for Clay Center Members!
Dec. 23 Snow Science
Dec. 26 Melting Points
Dec. 27 Cool Concoctions
Dec. 30 Arctic Exploration

Gingerbread Workshop
Saturday, December 14 | 10AM-12PM
$65 Non-Members (per family – up to 5 participants)
$55 Members (per family – up to 5 participants)
Spice up your holiday season with a sweet workshop for the whole family! We supply the gingerbread house and yummy decorations while you bring the creativity. Pre-Registration is required.

Tiny Tales Story Time
Thursdays at 11 am & 1 pm
Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay Center museum admission.

November 7th – Clifford’s Busy Week by Norman Birdwell – Connect the Dots
November 14th – Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems – Elephant Masks
November 21st – Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon – Turkey Handprints
November 28th – No Tiny Tales due to Thanksgiving Holiday