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Clay Center, Charleston

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The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston, West Virginia, US is a 240,000-square-foot (22,000 m2) facility dedicated to promoting performing arts, visual arts, and the sciences. All three being housed under one roof makes the Clay Center one of the few of its kind in the United States.
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  • We looked forward to visiting the Clay Center because we enjoy all the Sciences, Art and Music, and History and Culture. According to the reviews, this was the place to spend time if one is in the... 
    We looked forward to visiting the Clay Center because we enjoy all the Sciences, Art and Music, and History and Culture. According to the reviews, this was the place to spend time if one is in the...  more »
  • I enjoyed a couple hours at Clay Center. Interactive art displays and interactive displays in all the other areas like music, water and the body. I saw Africa movie and it was educational and... 
    I enjoyed a couple hours at Clay Center. Interactive art displays and interactive displays in all the other areas like music, water and the body. I saw Africa movie and it was educational and...  more »
  • The slow death of retail as we knew it...90% empty no real places to eat....lots of seniors walking around getting their exercise...many businesses abandoned with past due rent notices in their once.....  more
    The slow death of retail as we knew it...90% empty no real places to eat....lots of seniors walking around getting their exercise...many businesses abandoned with past due rent notices in their once.....  more »
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  • This is a great place to take your children. Especially under 6 they have many areas of activities and do some updates every once in awhile switching exhibits. Sometimes when they have events where there is arts and crafts they can run out of materials at times. My kiddo is getting big now so we don't go as frequently just as there isn't much for her that she hasn't seen and done a hundred times. But very educational place and fun for the little ones.
  • We came today to take part in the Tinker Toy class every Friday. Today's class was on dinosaurs. They read a book, had a counting activity with dinosaur footsteps, and sensory activity finding dinosaurs. We also met a friend to play, go to the planetarium, and check out the new dinosaur exhibit. All of the areas were pretty well kept up with besides the music section that we love doing. The room with the drums and percussion instruments was closed. We were in love with the fire truck for the longest time. We had fun in the art gallery doing the children's activity that they have to the left. And of course the new dinosaur section was amazing! We had fun climbing the Ashton Climbing Structure towards the end of our visit also.
  • I love the Clay Center!! There should be more wonderful centers for art, like the Clay Center. Tons of archives! Fun games & tons of activities for the kids (and adults). 1 very neat place
  • The water stations were mostly down and not nearly as big as they make it seem. Definitely room for improvement there. The downtown scene was so much fun for our two year old. He loved “grocery shopping” and being the “mechanic”. There’s a small craft area on floor 3 that was cute. No cafeteria yet making it inconvenient.
  • This concert venue has excellent acoustics. It's always a pleasure to sing here with the WV Symphony. COVID protocols are still in place.

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