Welcome to the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center website!

Happy 20th Anniversary to the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center!

Video created by 2023 Fellow Hannah Powell for her Capstone project.

The Interpretive Center became PWD’s environmental education center in 2003, welcoming more than 575,000 visitors to date.

Learn about the Water Works’ noteworthy beginnings in the early 19th century as Philadelphia’s water pumping station for residents, business and factories: https://vimeo.com/95017596?share=copy

 

 

Historic Preservation Tours

 

To register click HERE.

 

 

New Art Exhibit

April 20 – July 27

WANDERING: Observations of Our Watershed

Tours with Curators and Artists

Tours at 11am and 1pm on the following Saturdays:

 

June 1st, 15th and 22nd

July 13th and 27th

 

To register for tours with the Curator and Artists, click HERE.

For more information on the exhibit read our BLOG

 

“The WANDERING exhibition asks us to consider how our daily activities impact our watershed, reminding us that we are crucial components of the habitat, challenging its sustainability.”

~Karen Young, ED FWWIC

TO ACCESS THE GALLERY BOOK, INCLUDING PRICES OF ARTISTS’ WORK AND ARTISTS’ BIOS CLICK HERE.

 

IT’S MUSSEL PROPAGATION SEASON AT THE FAIRMOUNT WATER WORKS MUSSEL HATCHERY

 

Yellow lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) displaying a lure to hopefully entice a host fish to come close as she releases her glochidia (larvae)!

 


				

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