Winter Session: The Watershed is an Open Book

Are you the parent of a pre-schooler? Your little one will love our new nature-based literacy program! Details here.

National Trust Recap: “Keeping History Above Water in Annapolis”

FWW was featured in this piece on the impact of rising water levels on historic buildings.
Read more here.

Find Your Watershed

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

Science Saturday Update!

Science Saturday has been discontinued, but we encourage you to bring the family to the Fairmount Water Works and experience our new exhibits! Our staff is working hard to develop fresh, new, and exciting lab activities for families, which will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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. Learn a River’s Name

    January 25 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM