After a series of site evaluations and assessments of the Interpretive Center after Hurricane Ida, executive director Karen Young shares an update of the status of our Center and our newest exhibition POOL: A Social History of Segregation. Click here to read the full statement.

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Boat Rides, LEGO Boats to Highlight Pennsylvania Coast Day

PHILADELPHIA — Over 550 people will enjoy a free boat ride atPennsylvania Coast Day on Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Penn’s Landing. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will give away over 350 tickets for the RiverLink Ferry and 150 tickets for the Patriot. Both tours will be narrated. It is […]


August 20th “River Reimagined” Tour Cancelled

Due to the forecast of inclement weather (thunderstorms, downpours, etc.), and for the safety of our visitors, the August 20th River Reimagined tour has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you’ll visit the Fairmount Water Works soon!  


Mommies & Minnows, Fathers & Fry Returns!

We’re happy to announce that Mommies & Minnows, Fathers & Fry returns on August 26! We are happy to have received such a great response to our previous classes and would like to share the feedback with you! Click here to sign up! Parent: Eashia Levy, Child: Johari, 3 years old“I would like you to know I’ve been home […]


City Wild Camp

Still searching for an interesting, unique camp for your adventurous kids to attend this August? You’re in luck! LandHealth Institute and Fairmount Water Works introduce the pilot offering of City Wild day camp! This summer camp for kids ages 10-13 offers off-the-beaten-path adventures through Philly’s neighborhoods to explore nature in the urban environment. Every day is […]


Good News! Closing Reception for “One Man’s Trash”

Good News! Power has been restored at the Fairmount Water WORKS and the closing reception for “One Man’s Trash” WILL occur this evening from 4-6pm. We hope you haven’t changed your plans and are still interested in attending. If you have any questions, please call us at 215-685-0723. We’ll see you there!


FWW Receives $300,000 Pew Grant for Freshwater Mussel Hatchery Project

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The Fund for the Water Works is one of many recipients in the Center’s 10th year of grantmaking. The Rivers Restoration Project: A Freshwater Mussel Hatchery is an interpretive, multi-media installation at the […]



“Open Spaces” Art Exhibit Explores Natural & Constructed Spaces

This summer nine artists are coming to the Schuylkill Center with indoor and outdoor installations, extending the environmental art gallery out onto the Center’s trails. With a reception on Tuesday, June 16, Open Spaces, combines gallery, forest, and field, to create an environmental art show that explores natural and constructed spaces. Each work invites the viewer […]


TURBINE – A “Sneak Peek”

In celebration of the Fairmount Water Works’ 200th anniversary, Mendelssohn Club joins forces with the Leah Stein Dance Company and composer Byron Au Yong to present the world premiere of TURBINE, an immersive work for singers, dancers, and instruments, featuring choreography and music shaped in response to the site’s architecture and landscape. Join us as we […]