Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

The stimulating Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences is a multi-million dollar facility with performance and gallery spaces. The Maier Performance Hall is home to the West Virginia Symphony and hosts a range of world-class concerts and shows each year, while the smaller more intimate Walker Theater is the perfect venue for plays and small concerts. The Avampato Discovery Museum includes several galleries geared toward kids, as well as stellar art galleries with permanent and rotating collections. The Digital Dome offers planetarium shows using state-of-the-art technology.

New at the Clay Center! In Nov. 2017,  the Clay Center opened AN ENTIRE FLOOR of brand new exhibits featuring water, health and music!

Splash through a replica of the Kanawha River as you test your handmade boat by sending it through locks and dams! Get your body in motion in Healthy Me with a human size hamster wheel, basketball hoops, fast pitch softball, and more challenges to test your physical skills! The Maier Foundation Music Studio puts your creativity in action as you make your own music, conduct the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and explore a futuristic music machine!

1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301






Upcoming Events


t’s time for creepy, crawly Halloween fun at the Clay Center! Join us for Spooktacular on Saturday, October 20th beginning at 11:00AM! Create your very own...

10/20 11am
Acoustic Guitar Night

Acoustic Guitar Night at the Clay Center featuring Don Ross, Ian Ethan Case, and Spencer Elliott. Don Ross Don became the first Canadian to win the U.S....

10/20 7pm
Don Ross, Ian Ethan Case and Spencer Elliott

Don Ross began playing guitar virtually by accident. There was always a lot of music around the house. Don’s dad is an operatically-trained singer. So, the...

10/20 7pm
STEM Lab: Entomology Day

Students will learn all about the world of Entomology by meeting some buggy friends and exploring the different Habitats and Anatomy of Insects! The...

10/23 9:30am
Introduction to Watercolor with Ellie Schaul

Introduction to Watercolor with Ellie Schaul Whether you’ve tried watercolor before or are a complete novice, this course will give you confidence to tackle...

10/23 4:30pm

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