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Clay Center

1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-561-3570
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Clay Center, a place for all ages

I recently saw the musical group Kansas at the Clay Center. First of all, let me say that the group... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charleston, West Virginia
ZZ Top concert

My first concert for ZZ Top and it was awesome! The seating at the Clay Center was great. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbie J
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Opened in the summer of 2003, the Clay Center strives to present a variety of arts and sciences all under one roof. The Avampato Discovery Museum is two floors of fascinating interactive science exhibits, while the ElectricSky™ Theater features planetarium shows. In addition there are a large performance hall and a small black-box theater, an art museum, a fun museum shop, and a cafe. There's something interesting scheduled virtually every night here!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“art museum” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (12 reviews)
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1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-561-3570
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently saw the musical group Kansas at the Clay Center. First of all, let me say that the group still rocks. With a few new members, the group is poised to continue their brand of progressive rock music, for many years to come. Now,...More

Thank jdarerog1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first concert for ZZ Top and it was awesome! The seating at the Clay Center was great. We parked across the street from the venue. Easy ingress and egress. Highly recommend the Clay Center !

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Clay Center is an amazing place to visit. The museum is great and they have a lot of great shows to see. I have went to several Broadway shows there and have attended many functions. Wonderful place and great staff.

Thank mclay6222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I and another couple recently attended a live performance of Mountain Stage at the Clay Center. What a beautiful venue and the acoustics for live music was awesome! Really enjoyed the show.

Thank Blackhollow1158
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went there Saturday night to the acountry Western rendition. Great performance and a fun time with friends we have not seen in years. Thanks Charleston!

Thank Traveling652013
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My family and I have been here so many times and its super fun for everyone. This is a GREAT place to go spend an afternoon with kids!

Thank kykyjaxon
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I believe they purchased him a yearly pass. He loves going would go every day if you let him I think. Amazing photos. Fun for all ages. A must see if you go to Charleston West Virginia .

Thank sweetymoss
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Family friendly and fun. Something for all ages. Great imax movies. A little pricey with admission and food. Would like to see more geared towards teens.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The Clay Center is outstanding for concerts and plays!! Beautiful facility and easy parking! It also has handicap parking and access. I was able to take my mom there for a concert in her late 80s.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

There is new management at the Clay Center - someone who has experience in children's museums and he has brought his experience to create new exhibits in Charleston. There is a climbing staircase going up 3 flights and enclosed with nets so this kids don't...More

Thank christine d
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What kid friendly restaurants are nearby?
21 October 2015|
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Response from Jabauman | Reviewed this property |
There are also some kid-friendly restaurants on Charleston's east side. Heading east on Washington Street, you'll find a Gino's Pizza and Tudor's Biscuit World. Also on Washington, closer to the WV State Capitol, you'll... More
Can you visit for free
12 July 2015|
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Response from Jabauman | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you keep an eye on the Clay Center's Facebook site. They had a free Summer Fun Day in early July. Last year, they offered free admission to military families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.