The Earthwalk Explorer lets adults and kids experience projections of mountain ranges, forests, rivers and lakes, state borders, cities, trails, and cultural features. Putting your “feet to earth,” you can trek across the spines of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Alleghenies, or Adirondacks, or follow the river valleys of the Susquehanna, James, or Hudson. You can touch the highest point in the state with their fingers or point out your hometowns with your toes. The Explorer uses a horizontal scale of 1 inch = 3.88 miles.
Earthwalk Explorer features colorful Geoshows projected onto the map to tell stories that combine geography, history and culture — one showing the network of Native American trails that later formed the foundation of the US interstate highway network, and one showing the rich legacy of the Lenape and Susquehannock tribes.
Entry to the Earthwalk Explorer exhibition is included in admission to the Heritage Discovery Center.
All visitors to Earthwalk must be wearing socks! We’ll have some for sale in the gift shop in case you forget — but please, remember to have socks with you to enjoy the exhibition. The exhibition is for adults as well as kids, so don’t hesitate to walk on it!
The Earthwalk Explorer multimedia program is about 30 minutes long, and runs on an hour cycle. We will begin the program at 15 minutes past the hour, beginning at 10:15 am. The last program of the day will begin at 3:15 pm.
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association gratefully acknowledges The Learning Lamp for bringing this exhibition to us, and Visit Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau for marketing support.
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and The Learning Lamp gratefully acknowledge Visit Johnstown, Spangler Subaru, Conemaugh Health System/Duke Lifepoint, Conemaugh Physician Group, 1st Summit Bank, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and all the sponsors whose generous support makes this exhibition possible. Thank you!