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.

2018 Tours

Be sure to check out our on-site and off-site tours!

Summer Field Trips

Is your summer youth group ready for summer? Schedule a field trip to the Water Works to learn about nature’s clean water engineer – the freshwater mussel – during this fun learning experience.

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. Art in the Open 2018

    May 18 @ 8:00 AM - May 20 @ 5:00 PM
  2. “Philadelphia’s Breweries on the Schuylkill” (Rich Wagner, Beer Historian)

    June 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  3. We Drink the River!

    September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  4. We Drink the River!

    November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM