Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum

300 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV 25301- Map It
(304) 561-3500
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AAA Editor Notes

Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum, downtown at 300 Leon Sullivan Way, has interactive science exhibits, an art gallery and a theater with a planetarium and large-format films. Science galleries include Milton Gardner's Earth City, which explores the forces that shaped the state; Health Royale, a gallery about health and wellness; Kidspace, a fanciful area for children under 5; Mylan explore-atory, hosting changing hands-on science exhibits and STEAMworks, a changing exhibit gallery. The art museum's primary focus is on 19th- and 20th-century paintings. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
(includes museum, planetarium and film) $17.50; $15 (ages 3-18, ages 65+ and students with ID). Museum and film $13.50; $11.50 (ages 3-18, ages 65+ and students with ID). Museum and planetarium $11.50; $9.50 (ages 3-18, ages 65+ and students with ID). Film only $9; $8 (ages 3-18, ages 65+ and students with ID). Museum only $7.50; $6 (ages 3-18, ages 65+ and students with ID). Planetarium only $6.50; $5.50 (ages 3-18, ages 65+ and students with ID). Parking: $3; $5 (during special events).
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Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Planetarium shows and films are offered several times daily. Closed major holidays.