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Saturday, March 24th from 11am – 4pm

Hop into the Clay Center to begin the Easter season with Eggstravaganza!  Enjoy an egg hunt, egg decorating (two eggs for $1), egg drop challenge, and more egg-citing egg-tivities!  Don’t miss our special guest, The Easter Bunny!  This is an indoor event, the forecast is perfect for fun!


March Science Madness!  Join us to watch famous scientists from history battle it out in March Science Madness!  You decide who will move to the next round!

March 31 – Finalists > This day will showcase the winning scientists from the weeks prior in a final showdown.

All demonstrations will take place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM.


April 2-6 from 9am-5pm
Spring Break Camps!

Chef Sciences
Ages 7-11
Learn practical cooking skills while discovering the tasty world of molecular gastronomy!  Each morning camp participants will prepare lunch, please see the proposed menu below.
*Parents of children with food allergies should contact Programs Coordinator, Leah Turley, to answer detailed questions concerning our Spring Break Chef Science Camp (304-561-3511 or

Monday: chicken pesto sandwiches with fruit salad
Tuesday: turkey chili with tortilla chips and fresh garden salad
Wednesday: vegetable soup with fresh garden salad and fruit salad
Thursday: mac and cheese with turkey, bacon, ranch wraps
Friday: assorted cold cuts and warm potato salad.
(menu subject to change)

VEX Robotics
Ages 9-14
Construct and program VEX Robots to complete tasks and overcome obstacles.  Put your skills to the test by challenging your robot to a bot battle at the end of camp!
Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.

Blue Crew Workshop and Parent Social (Celebrating Autism Awareness) on Tuesday, 4/3/18 

We’re proud to partner with Bright Futures Learning Services to bring interactive workshops for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other developmental challenges.  We realize that school breaks can be particularly difficult for families with special needs, so we’re striving to provide a fun respite for all members of the family.

Session 1 will feature private time in our Avampato Discovery Museum for sensory sensitive children and families. Lights and sound will be adjusted to comfortable level and children will be free to explore our museum without the burden of sensory overload or large public crowds. During this portion of the session, you child will be introduced to a 1:1 assistant who will accompany them for the entirety of the session. After exploring the museum children will be invited to an experiential learning workshop featuring a bubble station, sensory based arts and crafts and gentle soundscape exploration.

Session 1 takes place from 8:30-10:30 AM
-Appropriate for ages 6-12
-$8 per person

Session 2 will feature activities for students to explore simple robotics and coding with our trained staff.  Robotics/coding is a fun and educational way to engage students and explore complex processes. Middle and high school aged peer buddies will participate and provide social modeling and support to learners on the spectrum.

Session 2 takes place from 11:30-1:45 PM 
-Appropriate for ages 10-16
-$8 per person

During both sessions parents and families are invited to enjoy refreshments, socialize and share experiences with one another in our beautiful Founders Lounge.  A facilitator will be on hand to share information and hear your ideas for strengthening the special needs community.

Please call our Box Office at 304-561-3570 to register today! (Online registration is not available for this event).


Thursdays at 11am & 1pm
Tiny Tales Story Time

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