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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.

Thursday, July 3, 1:30-4:00pm-- Independence Day crafts! Come make an Uncle Sam craft with us.

Tuesday, July 8, 1:30-4:00pm-- Liberty Bell craft Learn more about the Liberty Bell and its history, and make a special craft.

Tuesday, July 15, 1:30-4:00pm--Cow Appreciation Day Join us for a storytime and craft about cows!

Saturday, July 19, 1:30-4:00pm-- Luau Day! Join us for a special Hawaiian party!

Thursday, July 24, 1:30-4:00pm--Amelia Earhart Day Learn more about the famous aviator, who once landed in Johnstown. We'll also make a plane craft.

Tuesday, July 29, 1:30-4:00pm-- Fingerprint Art We'll make fun art projects using our own fingerprints.

Sunday, August 17, 1:30-4:00pm-- Back 2 School Bash (Peoples Natural Gas Park) -- Join us and a wide variety of community organizations as we get ready to go back to school! Free.

Saturday, August 30, 1:30-4:00pm-- Wagner-Ritter Garden Day for Kids (Wagner-Ritter House & Garden, 418 Broad Street) -- Join us as we harvest the season's vegetables in this historic house garden! We'll have lots of garden-themed crafts and activities, too. Free to JAHA members or with admission to the house ($3 for adults & kids 5 years and up). 


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:
    • February 14 -- Join us in the Children's Museum to learn about the tradition of giving and receiving Valentine's Day cards. Make a special card to show someone you care! We'll even be learning some sign language!

    • Friday, March 14 -- It's 3-14, which means it's Pi Day! No... not the pie you eat. To learn about pi, stop by the Children's Museum where we'll be making art out of circles!

    • Friday, April 18 -- Today marks the day of Paul Revere's Famous Ride! Come learn about this moment in history and make a horse craft!

    • Friday, May 2 -- Explore constellations and make one of your own to take home!

    • Friday, June 6 -- It's summertime! We'll learn about weather and make a sun and rainbow craft! We're excited to welcome WJAC weatherman Jim Burton as our special guest.

  • 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!