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It’s the bicentennial of the Manayunk Canal!

We’re commemorating the 200th anniversary of the opening of one of Philadelphia’s most influential waterways – the Manayunk Canal! Join us for a series of events that take a fascinating look at the canal’s unique history within the city! Join us Wednesday, March 13 from 6-7:30pm for the “200 Years of Water: The Manayunk Canal […]



Vote Yes for Water!

Is your child off from school on Election Day? Register him/her for a fun-filled day of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture & Math) at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center! Learn more here!


Schuylkill Acts and Impacts 2018

What is Schuylkill Acts & Impacts? Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long service-learning program that will be offered to a team of fifteen high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed (Saturday, June 16 – Saturday, June 23). This expedition will involve a physical journey (by kayak and van) along the 120-mile […]


Make it A Colorful May at the Water Works!

Science Saturdays May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. starting every half hour. River Colors Learn how water was used in the process of making pigments. We will be making our own paints and then heading out to the open air to the use the FWW as a muse for your […]


“Tributaries: A Modern Cantata” – Special Performance on December 14th

The Water Works presents… TRIBUTARIES: A Modern Cantata Captured in the tradition of American tonal concert music, “TRIBUTARIES: A Modern Cantata”, explores man’s biological and technological dependence on water, as well as the many life enabling and yet threatening powers of water. From the perspective of three of Eastern Pennsylvania’s many tributaries, each of which […]


Events and News at the FWWIC for June 2013

We invite you to download our FWWICsecondQ2013news. You’ll find events and programs for all ages and interests, as well as information on the future of the FWWIC as we move ahead in our expansion plans. Along with our popular regular Science Saturday and Sunday Cinema programs, we have a number of special events including a […]