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.

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.

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. Celebrating Shad!

    April 21 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  2. Celebrating Shad!

    April 22 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    April 22 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  4. A Walk Along the Parkway Tour

    April 26 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  5. A Walk Along the Parkway

    May 3 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM