In addition to the museum, hours in the Caperton Planetarium and theater are expanding for the Summer as well.   Beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st,  the schedule is as follows:

Monday – Saturday
10:30 AM – Cosmic Adventure 
11:30 AM – Wild Africa
12:00 PM – Country Roads*
1:00 PM – Wild Africa
2:00 PM – Humpback Whales
3:00 PM – Superpower Dogs 
4:00 PM – Country Roads*

Sunday
1:00 PM – Wild Africa
2:00 PM – Humpback Whales
3:00 PM – Superpower Dogs 
4:00 PM – Country Roads*

*Free with admission to the Discovery Museum

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our guests and team. As a science center, the Clay Center acutely understands the importance of maintaining a healthy and safe environment and the science behind COVID-19 transmission and prevention. Clay Center leadership made a decision early in the COVID-19 crisis to only reopen to the public when it was safe to do so. The Clay Center has closely aligned its reopening protocols with Governor Justice’s West Virginia Strong – The Comeback guidelines. We have carefully instituted new health and safety protocols within the Center and implemented ways for the Center Team and guests to be together, while ensuring social distancing.

Now Showing! 

Transport yourself around the globe and across the universe in the Caperton Planetarium and Theater! The Planetarium, located in the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, features a giant screen theater with an upgraded, 8K projection system! This sophisticated system offers exceptional brightness and resolution, with crisp images, sparkling stars, stunning details and 3D capability. 3D views are provided by utilizing “active” 3D glasses rather than polarized lenses found in traditional cinemas offering a larger than life experience! Join us for a variety of films and live presentations daily in the Caperton Planetarium and Theater! Please note that showtimes are subject to change.