The Watershed is An Open Book!

If you live in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia, this program for 3-5 year olds and their parents is for you!
Find out more about this free program here.

Find Your Watershed

What watershed do you live, work or play in? Find out 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. CLOSED – THANKSGIVING

    November 23 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  2. Closed at 3pm

    November 24 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Setting the Thanksgiving Water Table

    November 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  4. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    November 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  5. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    December 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM