West Virginia December 30, 2017
The One Place In West Virginia That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again
One of the larger venues for national entertainers, such as bands or comedians, is the theater at The Clay Center in Charleston, but the venue also happens to be home to one of the absolute best places to take your kids. Not only will your little ones have hours of fun, they will also learn a great deal about science in a number of entertaining ways.
The Clay Center, located in Charleston, will both delight and educate your children.
But before they begin to learn new things in the Avampato Discovery Museum, your kids will likely b-line it straight to Ashton's Climbing Sculpture that rises past all three floors of the building. Kids are free to climb the sculpture, within the safety of the steel net that completely encloses the play area. However, you don't need to feel left out — the sculpture is intended for both children and adults.
The three floor, 12,000-square feet museum offers hours of fun for your kids.
One of the new attractions at the museum is called Waterworks. You and your kids can learn the kinetic and mechanical energy of water. You can spin a mechanical wheel to see how water generates electricity, route boats through dams and lock systems, and other engaging activities. There are even water games for toddlers.
Another new exhibit is the Maier Foundation Music Studio.
Like all the exhibits in the museum, the Music Studio is interactive. In it, you and your kids will have the opportunity to experiment with music by interacting with different instruments. The studio has a circular thumb piano that can be played by multiple people at the same time, there is a "multi-station futuristic music machine," and it even has a recording studio where you can mix tracks like an actual sound engineer.
Another feature is My Town, a interactive town on a kid's scale.
Your children can get money from a bank, go to a store, become a firefighter, veterinarian, mechanic, and even the mayor. Expect to spend a lot of time in My Town, because there is so much for your kids to do there.
There are many other things to do as well.
There is the exhibit Healthy Me, which teaches folks about the human body in many interactive ways; the Inventor's Lab, where you can learn how to construct cars, robots and rockets, among other things, and the Caperton Planetarium & Theater, which has amazing planetarium shows and movies. And when you want to relax and take a load off, the museum also has a snack bar with several hot food items to choose from.
The Clay Center is located at 1 Clay Square in Charleston. To learn more about the exhibits, shows and hours of operation, visit their official website
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