Welcome to the Fairmount Water Works website!

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The Fairmount Water Works is located at:

640 Waterworks Drive (Lower Level)

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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STEAM at the Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is rich with STEAM learning opportunities!

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The Watershed is An Open Book

Join us for another year of nature-based literacy activities for children ages 5-8 and their families!

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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.

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!

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