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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.

Kids' Yoga with Kristen Panek -- New! Join us for children's yoga, beginning on Friday, October 10! We'll offer yoga each Friday from 3:30-4:15pm; cost for kids 1 and up is $4 for JAHA members, $6 for non-members; adults and babies under 1 are free with a paying child (does not include museum admission). Classes will be held in the Education Center on the first floor; come into the gift shop to register. Dates are October 31; November 7, 14, 21 December 5, 12; January 9, 16, 23, 2015.

  • Saturday, November 8, 1:30-4:00 pm -- Honoring Veterans at the Heritage Discovery Center (Heritage Discovery Center) -- Kaytlin Sumner, JAHA curator, will present a special program, Johnstown Military Stories: Civil War Through World War II, at 2:00 and 3:00 pm. She will tell the stories of several Johnstown military heroes, including World War II flying ace Buzz Wagner.

    Artifacts, documents, uniforms, and photographs will also be on display from JAHA's archives. Special military-themed activities and crafts will be offered in the children's museum, including making poppies, writing letters to disabled or elderly veterans, and more. In addition, representatives from Operation Family Caregiver will be there to educate guests about their programs and explain how to get involved.

    The day's events are free to JAHA members or with admission; active military members and veterans and their immediate families get 20% off admission.

  • Saturday, November 8, 9:00 am-4:00 pm - Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops (Heritage Discovery Center) -- Earn two merit badges, Citizenship in the Community and Citizenship in the Nation. Information and registration through Melody Tisinger, 814-539-1889 x315; a downloadable registration form with complete details is here.

  • Saturday, November 15, 1:00-3:00 pm - A Tribute in Training: A Girl Scout Program (Heritage Discovery Center) -- Are you a huge fan of The Hunger Games? Brush up on your survival skills in this exciting workshop that teaches you about plants, animals, and other things you'd need to know to survive! Appropriate for Scouts in grades 6-8; register through the Girl Scouts of Western PA. Info: Melody Tisinger, 814-539-1889 x315.

  • 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 1:30-4:30 pm! Currently scheduled: October 3, 8, and 9.
  • 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!