Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedules of the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. The Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only; the Johnstown Flood Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum (which is located on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center) are encouraged to RSVP 539-1889 before your visit, as we are limiting the number of families in the museum at any given time — see the children’s museum COVID information page for details on our scheduling and safety protocol. RSVPs are not needed to visit the Johnstown Flood Museum or the other attractions in the Heritage Discovery Center.

In accordance with PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps to ensure safety, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Welcome!


School Tours

We welcome school tours!

Group Tour Information

We can arrange a tour with a special admission rate for any group of 10 or more — but tours should be arranged within 24 hours of your desired tour date, unless special arrangements have been made with the Tour Department. To plan your visit, call 814-539-1889, email tours [@], or contact us using this form:

Tour Rates

Group rates for just one site are available, but combination rates for the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center and all its features are an even better value – so plan to visit all both sites! Tour groups are welcome to tour the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden, too. The museums, which are located a half-mile apart, make for a wonderful day of sightseeing.

Visiting one museum (Johnstown Flood Museum or Heritage Discovery Center/ Johnstown Children’s Museum)
Students (Ages 3 – 18): $5.60
Seniors (Ages 62+) $5.60
Adults (Ages 19 – 61) $7.20

Visiting two museums (Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/ Johnstown Children’s Museum)
Students (Ages 3 – 18): $8.00
Seniors (Ages 62+) 8.00
Adults (Ages 19 – 61) $9.60

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Provides Reduced Student Admissions for Pennsylvania Public Schools

JAHA is proud to be listed as an approved Educational Improvement Organization in Pennsylvania’s
well-established Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The EITC program directly benefits Pennsylvania public school students by providing discounted student admission to all sites and giving participating students a hands-on educational experience by from JAHA’s exhibits, which are supported by on-line educational materials and activities that are aligned with the state’s education standards. To learn if your school qualifies for discount admission rates under the EITC grant program, call at 814-539-1889 or email tours [@]

 Additional Group Services

If you would like to book a tour on a day that the museums are traditionally closed, please call for pricing.

If you would like to host a lunch during your tour, we can help you. Please call for lunch details and pricing. Alternatively, school groups are welcome to bring bagged lunches and eat in our Education Center.