The Fairmount Water Works is located at:
640 Waterworks Drive (Lower Level)
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(The Interpretive Center is closed until further notice.)
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
STEAM at the Water Works
The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is rich with STEAM learning opportunities!
Enter Our Rivers Month Photo Contest!
June is National Rivers Month, and the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is launching a photo contest to celebrate. Send us your best images that capture the ebb and flow of water in our world – from Philadelphia’s wide, winding, and weathered rivers and creeks to the rain that replenishes them.
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.
The Fairmount Water Works has been an iconic landmark and popular tourist attraction since it opened in 1815 as a state of the art pumping station.
Now home to the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, it has a new lease on life as a hub for STEAM and environmental education, scientific research, and community events – and remains a popular destination for visitors and locals alike!