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Wed 08

CANCELLED – Spring Break STEM Day Camps

April 6 - April 10

Spring Break STEM Day Camps Registration OPENS January 27 April 6-10 Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm; Wrap Care Available 8:30am – 5:00pm If you’re on spring break and want to have some fun, join us for STEM Day Camps.  Sign up…More

Fri 10

CANCELLED: Sound Checks – ft. Hawktail

April 10 @ 8:00 pm

Known collectively as Hawktail, fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie have combined their monstrous compositional and instrumental forces once again for a much-anticipated sophomore album, Formations. Released on January 10th, 2020, Formations took…More

Sat 11

CANCELLED: Eggstravaganza

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get your eggs in a row and mark your calendar for an eggs-citing family fun day at the Clay! Bring your own basket and join our Easter Egg Hunts for all ages! Plus, there is egg decorating, an egg drop…More

Thu 16

CANCELLED – Homeschool Day: Survival Science

April 16

This event has been cancelled – In light of the current unprecedented public health challenges, the Clay Center remains committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. We are closely monitoring the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, West Virginia…More

Sat 18

CANCELLED – WVSO Carmina Burana

April 18 @ 7:30 pm

CANCELLED The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) is cancelling all concerts through May 2 in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s advice to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks because of continuing concern…More

Visit

Welcome to My Clay Center!  Discover the excitement, entertainment, and education that awaits in the Avampato Discovery Museum, Caperton Planetarium and Theater, Maier Performance Hall and Juliet Art Museum!

Admission Prices

Prescheduled groups of 10 or more receive a discount. Non-profit group rates (including school trips) are available. Call 304-561-3562 to book your tour or for more information.

Visitors with partner museum memberships 

The Clay Center is a proud participant of the ASTC Passport Program. The Travel Passport Program entitles visiting members of participating museums to free general museum admission. It does not include free admission to special exhibits, planetarium and large-screen theater presentations or other benefits associated with museum membership unless stated otherwise.

Parking

The Clay Center offers the convenience of a parking lot on Washington Street immediately across from the building. There is a $3 per day charge to park in this lot.  Special event parking is $5. . Each parking space in the lot is assigned a number, which coordinates with the numbers on the pay kiosk. Please make payment to the kiosk before entering the building, the following payments are accepted: debit/credit card, cash and change.  You will be given a parking receipt, you do not need to return the receipt to your vehicle before entering.  If you do not pay the kiosk you will receive a ticket, failure to comply with tickets will result in future towing of your vehicle. 

Handicap parking is available in the Clay Center parking lot and on Washington Street, next to the Clay Center. Please note that all handicap street parking is metered by the City of Charleston.

Directions

1 Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301

Coming from the North on I-77 or I-79 (Parkersburg, Morgantown)
Connect to Interstate 64 East to Exit 100 Leon Sullivan Way

Coming from the West (Huntington area)
Take Interstate 64 East to Exit 100 Leon Sullivan Way

Coming from the South (Beckley, Princeton areas)
Take Interstate 64 West to Exit 100 Leon Sullivan Way

After taking Exit 100, quickly change into the left lane (Leon Sullivan Way).
Take the first left onto Washington Street.

Clay Center Hours

Clay Center museums are open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00AM-5:00PM and Sunday from 12:00PM-5:00PM.

The Clay Center will be closed for New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Dining

Our current dining offerings include hot and cold vending options including grab-and-go fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches, chips and candy, as well as coffee and soda. Watch for new dining options in the future!

Special Assistance

Wheelchairs 
The Clay Center offers wheelchairs for any patrons who have mobility impairments. All of the Museum’s public galleries and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Elevators are located throughout the building. Requests for wheelchairs can be made at the Box Office when entering the building.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing 
The Clay Center offers headsets for patrons with hearing impairments attending performances. Listening devices are available by request at the Clay Center Box Office when entering the building. Interpreters are available upon request. To make arrangements, please call 304-561-3570 at least one week prior to your visit. 

Groups of Visitors with Disabilities 
The Clay Center welcomes groups of all abilities. Scheduled visits are requested. To make arrangements, please call 304-561-3562.

Inclement Weather Policy

Performances
The Clay Center is committed to serving its customers and having all performances proceed as scheduled unless a performer tell us he/she is unable to perform. Typically, decisions are not made based on the forecast of inclement weather.

Please contact the Clay Center box office at 304-561-3570 if you have any questions. Due to high call volume, it may not be possible to reach us immediately. Please note that all ticket sales are final and refunds will not be given unless a show is postponed or cancelled.

Museum
The Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum generally does not close due to weather conditions. Any changes will be recorded on the box office phone line at 304-561-3570.