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.

Vote Yes for Water!

Is your child off from school on Election Day? Register him/her for a fun-filled day of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture & Math) at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center! 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. Let It Snow!

    December 26 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  2. Let It Snow!

    December 28 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  3. The Watershed is an Open Book

    January 10, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. The Watershed is an Open Book

    January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  5. The Watershed is an Open Book

    January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM