Children’s exhibit at the Discovery Museum

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Stimulate brilliant young minds with a visit to the Clay Center for Arts and Science’s Avampato Discovery Museum in Charleston, WV.

On exhibit until August 20 is Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body. Based on the book of the same name, kids can learn about the various fluids the body produces and whether it’s good or bad that it’s stinky, crusty, or slimy.

They can also experience art like never before with Ashton’s Climbing Sculpture. Built in honor of 3 year old Ashton Fink who died from childhood illness, the visual centerpiece spans all of the Clay Center’s three storeys, and kids are encouraged to climb up the vertical maze.

My Town, a kid-sized version of Charleston, gives them a chance to experience the community like never before: by being the working adults in this tiny town! They get to be the mechanics, the doctors, or even the mayor!

For more information on current and upcoming exhibits, visit