The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences | My Town | Put Out The Fire
At The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia Charleston, WV, enter a town much like Charleston but on a kid’s scale. In My Town, the kids have jobs, get to spend (imaginary) money and participate in fun activities every day. Will a child be a veterinarian today? What about a mechanic? They can even be mayor. The possibilities are endless in this hands-on city of fun.
It’s mission is to inspire creativity, learning and wonder through experiences in the Arts and Sciences for all people of West Virginia and the region.
My Town consists of several “businesses” which provide children with hours of fun. As you follow the road through town, activities include a fire truck, police motorcycle, a stage in a theater complete with sound & light effects, a diner, a grocery store, an auto shop, a doctor’s office (which even includes a CAT scan), a veterinary clinic and more.
In addition to the Children’s Museum, the Clay Center is home to a separate art museum, a performance center, and a planetarium and 3D theater. The 240,000-square-foot Clay Center opened on July 12, 2003, and is one of the most ambitious economic, cultural and educational undertakings in West Virginia history.