The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are open Tues.-Sat. from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (no appointments required).  Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. All museum visitors and staff are required to practice social distancing, and the use of masks is strongly encouraged.  Welcome!

Admissions & Hours

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

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.

Johnstown Heritage Pass and online ticketing

New in July 2021! Experience what it was like to be an immigrant to Johnstown in the late 1800s – and the steel and coal industries that brought them here. Learn about the 1889 Johnstown Flood, and how industrialization helped cause the disaster. See modern blacksmiths practicing their craft using time-honored methods – all located in the nationally-recognized historic districts of Johnstown. All these stories and more are yours to discover with the Johnstown Heritage Pass. This mobile-only, online pass gives you more than 20% off individual ticket prices to:

  • Heritage Discovery Center
  • Johnstown Children’s Museum
  • Johnstown Flood Museum
  • Wagner-Ritter House & Garden
  • Center for Metal Arts

Individual attraction tickets are available online, too.

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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.

More about membership

Hours

The Johnstown Children’s Museum is open six days a week, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and noon-5:00 pm on Sunday (closed Mondays). Please see this page for details on COVID-related safety.