Programs

Spooktacular
Saturday, October 19 | 11am-4pm
It’s time for creepy, crawly Halloween fun at the Clay Center! Create your very own trick-or-treat bag to gather up goodies and take a stroll down our Trick-or-Treat Trail! Enter a room full of pumpkins just waiting on your creativity and imagination to transom them into wonderful pieces of art! Future scientists won’t want to miss experiments in the Mad Science Lab! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween attire and participate in the Costume Parades, and more!

This event is included in the cost of regular admission to the Clay Center. $9 for adults/$7.50 for kids. Clay Center members are free!

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – DIY Trick or Treat Bags
12:00 PM – Costume Parade
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Mad Science Lab
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Pumpkin Transformation $2.00 per pumpkin
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Trick or Treat Trail
12:30 PM – Spooky Story Time
2:30 PM – Spooky Story Time

Home School Days!

Calling all home school students – Join us for Home School Days, featuring an interactive STEAM workshop, gallery exploration and more!
October 17 – Fossils
November 21 – Rocket Science

Hocus Pocus Party!
Thursday, October 24 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Join us beginning at 5:30 for Mad Science Mocktails, make your own Purrrrrrfect Cat Ears, a Meet & Greet with the Sanderson Sisters courtesy of our friends at Putnam Princess Parties, face painting, popcorn, cash bar and more!

The pre-show fun will last until 7:00PM when we press play to show Hocus Pocus in the Caperton Planetarium and Theater! Tickets only $10 for all the wicked, witchy fun! So run amuck to the Clay Center and grab your seats while they last! Tickets will sell quickly!

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.

September 26th – Hush, Little Alien by Daniel Kirk – Alien Handprints

October 3rd – A Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – Paper Plate Caterpillars
October 10th – Night Creatures by Wade Cooper – Cockroach Meet and Greet
October 17th – Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel – Four Seasons Tree Coloring
October 24th – Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle – Crescent Paper Plates
October 31st – The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing – Cotton Ball Ghosts