The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences invites guests to foster their exploration of the arts and sciences.  Museum hours will run Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The Clay Center is closed on Mondays. Reservations are not required.


Are advance reservations required?

No.  Advanced reservations are not required to visit the Center. 

Where do I park?

Parking is available for $3 per day in the Clay Center lot located on Washington Street.

What entrance should I use?

Please the Center’s main entrance in the front of the building.  

What is the Clay Center doing to mitigate the spread of germs?

The Clay Center is now equipped with the latest in HVAC technology including filter upgrades, addition of UV-C lights, and a bipolar ionization process.  This combination of equipment is the most effective technology to date for cleaning and decontaminating indoor air in large facilities like the Clay Center

  • Upgraded all HVAC filters to MERV15 – All air handling units have been upgraded exceeding the minimum filter recommendation of MERV13.
  • Increased air ventilation & circulation – During large events, 100% of the air will be piped from outside. In normal circumstances, only 20% is from outside, while 80% is recirculated.
  • Installation of UV-C lights –To disinfect the mold, bacteria, and viruses as it passes through the system.
  • NPBI (Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization) – NPBI rids the air of viruses, bacteria, and allergens by introducing negative and positive ions into the air after filtration and UV disinfection.