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Clay Center, WVSO team up for Summer Fun Day until 5 p.m.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

 CHARLESTON —  Enjoy an afternoon of free family entertainment with the Clay Center and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) at Summer Fun Day. The annual event includes free museum gallery, film and planetarium show admission, live entertainment and hands-on activities from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

Explore art and science in the Avampato Discovery Museum, watch a film or planetarium show and take part in a variety of interactive activities, including testing your musical talents with an instrument petting zoo provided by WVSO and Gorby's Music, Inc.

Check out performances by singer-songwriter Todd Burge, magician John Slicer and drummer Mark Davis with keyboard player Deron Sodaro, who will make appearances throughout the day.

With your free admission, experience storytelling in a unique way in the new, original exhibit "What's YOUR Story?" featuring digital puppet shows, green screen technology and traditional props, costumes and backdrops. Then, visit the virtual world of Oak Island, make a coin rubbing, practice your safe-cracking skills and see artifacts from beneath the sea in the hands-on exhibit "The Hunt for Treasure." In the art gallery, explore the natural world through artwork and interactive experiences in "Every Living Thing: A Closer Look at Nature," and examine themes of good and evil in "Faith & the Devil."

Plus, travel the galaxy in the "Summer Skies" planetarium show, and dive into a world of undisturbed beauty in the giant screen film "Coral Reef Adventure." Seating is limited, so check with the box office for availability.

For more information on this and other Clay Center activities, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.