Interpretive Center Re-Opening Update: Our staff is working diligently to fully re-open just in time for our newest exhibit, POOL. More.

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Explore the Mighty World of Mussels!

Curious about what lives & thrives in the Schuylkill & Delaware Rivers?

Through this exploratory, hands-on workshop, your campers will learn about the water conditions needed for our aquatic neighbors to thrive. All materials provided by the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. Ready to lead your campers on an adventure? Email Educator Shawanda Spivey at


“Understanding the Urban Watershed”
Activity Guide for Educators

The Fairmount Water Works has updated and expanded our “Understanding the Urban Watershed”  Activity Guide, which is overflowing with Lessons and Activities for informal  educators. Designed for K-8th grade level, this second edition has an expanded section with links to lesson plans and resources to start you on your way to educating about water, water systems and the watershed. Download it here.

“POOL: A Social History of Segregation” Opens September 2021 in the Historic Kelly Pool

Learn more about how you can be a part of this important project!

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