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.

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts 2019

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Schuylkill Acts & Impacts program! This week-long service-learning program will be offered to 15 high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed (Saturday, June 15 – Saturday, June 22). Learn more 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. The Watershed is an Open Book

    February 21 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  2. The Watershed is an Open Book

    February 28 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  3. The Watershed is an Open Book

    March 2 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM