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Sun 21

Sensory Sensitive Sunday

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Clay Center will have all regular exhibits open such as Ashton’s Climbing Sculpture, My Town, Healthy Me, WaterWorks and the Maier Foundation Music Studios, but with dimmed lights and lowered sound.  This will create a soothing and calm environment…More

Thu 25

Tiny Tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  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.

Thu 25

Tiny Tales: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

Fri 26

Carnaval Auction

January 26 @ 10:00 am - February 3 @ 11:00 pm

Along with the gala on February 3, 2018, Carnaval’s online auction raises money for the Clay Center and The Charleston Ballet’s ongoing operations and education programs, having an immediate impact on the creative economy and access to arts education in West…More

Sat 27

Video Game X-Ploration

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a full day of gaming exploration! The Appalachian Game Creators Association will be on hand to share their knowledge of the tech industry and gaming. Lasso Games, LLC will have finalized games for play, Q&A and knowledge…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. If the lot is unattended, you may place your payment in the pay kiosk that is located at the front of the parking lot. Each parking space in the lot is assigned a number, which coordinates with the numbers on the pay kiosk. Please note, this parking lot is owned by ABM Parking Systems and the Clay Center is not responsible for any losses or damages.

If you return to your vehicle and notice a yellow ticket envelope on your windshield, you will need to go to the pay kiosk before you leave the lot. Please place your payment in the envelope, seal it shut and insert the envelope into the slot at the pay kiosk.

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

The Clay Center is 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, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.

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.

Hearing Impaired 
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.

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.