Important notice (11/22/19): the elevator at the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is currently out of order. We are making every effort to expedite renovation, but the part that’s required is custom – unfortunately, it may take awhile to rectify the situation. We apologize and will keep you posted.
Admission to the Heritage Discovery Center is $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $7.50 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 $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, or $13 for students. Both visits must take place over a period of five days.
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 passes & packages to the AmeriServ Flood City Music 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.
As of June 20, 2020, the Heritage Discovery Center is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. The Johnstown Children’s Museum (on the 3rd floor of the HDC) is open in two-hour visiting blocks as part of our COVID protocol. Please see this page for details on visiting the Children’s Museum.
We will open anytime for pre-arranged group tours — call us at 814-539-1889. Be sure to check what special events might be offered during your visit.
All museums are wheelchair-accessible, and our film presentations are captioned. We look forward to welcoming you!