The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia

The 240,000 square foot Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center houses performing arts, visual arts and the sciences under one roof - one of the few centers of its kind in the country. Located in the state's capital city of Charleston, the facility is home to the recently renovated Avampato Discovery Museum, Caperton Planetarium and Theater, and Juliet Art Museum and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, a 1,883 seat theatre that is also home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Clay Center is one of the most ambitious economic, cultural and educational undertakings in the state's history The Center not only enhances the region's quality of life, but enriches the lives of all West Virginians.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|90.24 Score


(3/4)|86.79 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|96 Score



Headquarter Address

One Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301