The Watershed is an Open Book

Are you the parent of a child from age 3-8? You’ll love our new nature-based literacy program! Details here.

STEM at the Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is rich with STEM learning opportunities. Read more here.

Find Your Watershed

What watershed do you live, work or play in? Find out here.

Family Tours at the Water Works!

Learn about the amazing grounds outside our historic site, then head indoors for an orientation of “Water in Our World”, and a short film on the building’s important role in Philadelphia’s history. Learn more about this and other tours here!

About Us

We educate citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed – its past, present and future – and collaborate with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment. Learn more...

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

We’re located at 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Click here to plan your visit.

The Freshwater Mussel Hatchery

Our landmark exhibition and aquatic field station, the Freshwater Mussel Hatchery, is now open to the public! Learn more here...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Family Tour with Let’s Go Outdoors

    October 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  2. Family Tour with Let’s Go Outdoors

    October 20 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  3. The Watershed is An Open Book

    October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  4. The Watershed is An Open Book

    October 25 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  5. The Watershed is An Open Book

    October 27 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM