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The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown Discovery Network, is a community center that contains several attractions: the "America: Through Immigrant Eyes" exhibit; the Johnstown Children's Museum; the Iron & Steel Gallery; and two additional galleries. It also houses the Galliker's Cafe and the 4th Floor Ethnic Social Club. The HDC is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Welcome!
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Admission to the Heritage Discovery Center is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $7 for children from 3-18 (children 2 and under are free). Admission covers all exhibits and amenities at the facility, including the Johnstown Children's Museum, "America: Through Immigrant Eyes," the Iron & Steel Gallery featuring "Mystery of Steel,", the second-floor galleries and fifth-floor galleries. You may purchase a ticket for both the Heritage Discovery Center and the Johnstown Flood Museum, which is also operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, for $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, or $10 for students. Both visits must take place over a period of five days.
Plan to see both museums on your visit -- and for more information on the Johnstown Discovery Network and other heritage attractions in the Johnstown area, visit the Johnstown Discovery Network section of this site.
We are also pleased to offer a 20% discount to active members of the military. Please present your military ID to receive this discount.
The Johnstown Flood Museum is located about a half-mile from the Heritage Discovery Center and Wagner-Ritter House & Garden. Museum staff will be happy to direct you.
When you purchase a membership to the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, you receive admission to all our museums for an entire year, as many times as you'd like to come! Plus, you get benefits like discounts to ticketed events presented by JAHA, including the Summer Concert Series, 3-day passes & packages to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, the Johnstown Film Festival and more; special invitations to member-only events like exhibit openings; free admission to children's programming; and much more.
It's a great deal, too. The cost of just one visit a family of four covers a full 40% of a family museum membership.
Click here for more about JAHA membership.
From April through October, the Heritage Discovery Center (including all amenities in it) and Johnstown Flood Museum are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays from noon-5:00 p.m (closed Mondays). For the slower visitor season of November-March, we are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Sundays from noon-5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
We will open anytime for pre-arranged group tours -- call us at 814-539-1889
Visit our online calendar to see what special events, regularly-scheduled programs, and temporary/traveling exhibits might be offered during your visit.
The Wagner-Ritter House & Garden is open from April through the visitor season on Saturdays only, from noon-5:00 pm, but it will also open by appointment anytime (see the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden's admissions page for details).
All museums are wheelchair-accessible, and our film presentations are captioned. We look forward to welcoming you!
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