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.

It’s the Bicentennial of the Manayunk Canal!

To celebrate the Bicentennial of the Manayunk Canal, which opened in March 1819, join us for this special lecture! Afterwards, attendees can gather to buy “Schuylkill Punch” beer, other drinks and food at the Manayunk Brewing Co. at Lock 69/70. More info…

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 12 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

    March 23 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  2. The Watershed is an Open Book

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

    March 30 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  4. The Watershed is an Open Book

    April 4 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  5. The Watershed is an Open Book

    April 6 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM