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!


Sundays with Santa

Sundays with Santa

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Date(s) - December 6
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Johnstown Children's Museum

You better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town! He will be visiting the Johnstown Children’s Museum on December Sundays before Christmas! Families can preregister for one of six 1 1/2-hour time slots. The first half hour will feature Christmas crafts and decorating a Christmas treat; families can spend their next hour in the Children’s Museum, where Santa has parked his sleigh! Call 814-539-1889 for reservations and prepayment, or buy online here!

$7.50 per child (nonmember)/ $5 per child (member)

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December 6

  • Brownie Christmas trees
  • Christmas Countdown Calendar
  • Santa Searchers

December 13

  • Sugar cookie decorating
  • Christmas ornaments

December 20

  • Sugar cookie gingerbread man decorating
  • Christmas and snowman wreaths

How are we keeping you safe?

  • Santa will not be having children sit with him this year. Instead, children can tell Santa what they would like for Christmas with state of the art North Pole technology—a tin can telephone!
  • Pictures will be taken at a safe distance
  • Santa will be wearing a mask; all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask in the museum. We can’t get Santa sick before Christmas!
  • Santa’s suit will be sanitized weekly
  • Each time slot will be capped at ten children to minimize capacity
  • During treat decorating, each child will receive individual decorations; nothing will be served family style.
  • Our regular cleaning protocols will be in place!