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The Johnstown Children's Museum offers regular workshops for kids, parents and educators on a wide variety of topics, as well as other special events! This regularly-updated page includes all workshops currently scheduled, as well as information on museum-sponsored special events for children and families.

Workshops & Events for Kids, and Museum News


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Featured events at the Johnstown Children's Museum
Unless otherwise indicated, all events are free to JAHA members or with admission, and will take place in the museum (which is located on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center).

Click here to download a calendar.

  • Saturday, March 28, 1:00-4:00 pm -- A Princess Tea (Heritage Discovery Center, 3rd floor) Join us at the Johnstown Children's Museum for an afternoon of fun fit for a queen! Wear a princess costume or fancy dress. Schedule is as follows:
    • 1:00-2:00 pm -- Crafts and games, including making your own lip gloss and pin the kiss on the frog
    • 2:00 pm: Tea and cookies
    • 3:00 pm: Royal dance lessons

    Admission for dressed princesses and JAHA members is $5.00; princess escorts (parents) and non-members pay regular price. (Admission price includes access to the entire museum for the day). Please RSVP to 539-1889 by March 21.

  • Saturday, April 11, 1:30-4:00 pm -- Garden Appreciation Day (Heritage Discovery Center, 3rd floor) -- Come make a handprint flower or a butterfly, learn about garden snakes and millweed, and plant your own flower seed to take home. Free to JAHA members or with admission.
  • Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am-noon -- Lego Junior Creators' Club (Heritage Discovery Center) Join Snapology for Spring Saturdays at the museum! Kids aged 2-6 are invited to participate in various creative play activities with Lego bricks and other building materials, designed to promote creative, social, and expressive skills.

    Cost is $15 per child, or $25 for both sessions -- and includes admission to the Heritage Discovery Center for an adult and a child! Visit to learn more, and click "enroll now" to enter! 


  • Saturday, May 2, 9:00 am-3:00 pm -- Boy Scout Merit Badge Day (Heritage Discovery Center, education room) -- Entire troops or individual Scouts are invited to earn the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, and/or the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge (both are Eagle Scout requirements)! Click here for a downloadable registration flyer with complete details.  


    Weekday programming at the Johnstown Children's Museum

  • No School Fun Days -- This new event will be scheduled when school districts in our area have in-services, holidays, or other days where the kids are out of school! We'll offer crafts, movement, activities and all kinds of educational fun. Free with museum admission or JAHA membership. No pre-registration necessary -- just drop by anytime from 1:30-4:00 pm!
    • Friday, May 1
    • Friday, May 22
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while they are attending any special event or regularly-scheduled program at the Johnstown Children's Museum. Thank you!

    Act 48 Workshops for Educators



    • The Johnstown Children's Museum premieres a new train table -- We're delighted to have this new free play area for our young visitors, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Sarah Rutledge of Mt. Aloysius College. (Also, Dr. Rutledge's education students often volunteer in our education department programming). The train table is located near the Mix-Master Studio and dress-up area. All aboard!