Also opening in the gallery on Friday is the "WV Contemporary Quilt Invitational" organized by the Kanawha Valley Quilters Guild. It's on display through March.
"Reason for the Season" is the annual holiday planetarium show. While it does look at some of the different religious celebrations that occur this time of year, the focus is on astronomy.
"It talks about the astronomical origins behind the season," said ElectricSky Theater manager William Rouse. "The scientific cause of it."
The show itself is 20 minutes and is followed by a 20-minute star talk. See it at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Jan. 6 (noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays).
It's not exactly holiday related, but the giant screen film also fits the season. "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure" tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in the early 1900s. On the voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, beginning a 17-month quest for survival.
In his review of the film, Gazette writer Bill Lynch called it "a thrilling yarn and a real treat for history buffs and fans of true-life adventure." Showings are at noon, 1, 3 and 4 p.m.
The Mylan Explore-Atory has the interactive exhibit "Roll, Drop, Bounce: The Science of Motion." Visitors can learn about Newton's Laws of Motion, kinetic and potential energy and other physics phenomena by building mini-cars, launching a catapult and more.
Holly Day activities are included in museum admission of $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Admission to the galleries, film and planetarium show is $14.50 for adults and $12 for children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
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