Winter opening hours have begun for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum: we are CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; OPEN Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and OPEN Sundays from noon-5:00 pm. The Wagner-Ritter House is closed for winter until April 19, 2023.

COVID Safety Details

Johnstown Children’s Museum cares about your safety!

Here at JAHA we are committed to providing our visitors with a clean, safe, fun environment; this is especially important in our children’s museum, which is a high touch zone. Before your visit, check out this list of what we’re doing to keep you safe and how you can help!

How we’re keeping you safe:

  • The Coal Mine and Slide are OPEN!
    • An air purifier in the center of the coal mine to removes aerosolized droplets.
    • The coal in the coal cart is replaced with a crash mat for easy cleaning
    • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance of the coal mine. Please encourage your children to sanitize their hands before entering.
  • We are monitoring the health of our staff.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the museum.
  • There will be a limited number of high touch exhibit manipulatives (blocks, play food, etc.), but we are expanding the number of items available!
  • Look out for Morley! In our museum we have posted Morley Moments to let you know what precautions we are taking in different exhibit spaces.

How you can help keep our visitors and staff safe:

  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Please comply with all posted signs and staff recommendations.
  • While you do not have to socially distance within your family, we are kindly asking that you remain a safe distance from other families.
  • Food may not be consumed in the museum. You may eat a lunch or snack in the courtyard.
  • Be patient with yourself, other visitors, and our staff as we adapt to these new norms – we’re all learning together!