Admissions & Hours

Important notice: 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.

All children visiting the Johnstown Children’s Museum must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For health and safety reasons, children should be fully dressed, including shoes, while enjoying the museum’s interactive exhibits.


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 Heritage Discovery Center’s“America: Through Immigrant Eyes,” the Iron & Steel Gallery featuring “Mystery of Steel,”, the second-floor galleries and fifth-floor galleries. Those who live in the area may wish to consider JAHA membership, as membership benefits include free admission to all JAHA museums as many times as you’d like to come for a full year.

You may purchase a ticket for both the Johnstown Children’s Museum/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. The Johnstown Flood Museum is located about a half-mile from the Heritage Discovery Center. Museum staff will be happy to direct you.

JAHA Membership

For those who live in the area, JAHA membership is an affordable way to be able to enjoy the Johnstown Children’s Museum and all JAHA museums often! When you purchase a membership, your family receives free admission to all our museums for a full year, as many times as you’d like to come. Plus, you get benefits like discounts to ticketed events presented by JAHA.

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, including prices.


April through October: The Johnstown Children’s Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, and Johnstown Flood Museum are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday from noon-5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays) from April-October each year.

November through March: 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 Monday and Tuesday), but will open anytime for pre-arranged group tours — call us at 814-539-1889.