“POOL: A Social History of Segregation” to Open on World Water Day, March 22, 2022. Full statement here.

What’s Happening

Celebrating the Generosity of Our Donors!

Dear Friend of The Water Works, Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Fairmount Water Works. Because you are a valued friend, I wanted to let you know about an extraordinary opportunity to help us mark our 10-year anniversary. In just one decade, we have emerged as a centerpiece of the […]


“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 […]


Join us on November 14th for “What’s So Interesting About Water?”

From outer space to beneath our streets, we live with water. What would life be without it? Considering water is, in some ways, considering what it is to be alive. This event will be held on Thursday, November 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A wine-and-cheese reception will start things off before the presentation. […]


Fall 2013 events at the FWWIC!

As the leaves start to change (and we, thankfully, approach the end of Hurricane season), our work at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center continues at full STEAM ahead. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Architecture, Mathematics: all part of our ever-increasing range of activities. From our Pop-Up surprises to Science Saturday and […]


October events at the FWWIC!

Searching for Science Saturdays? Pursuing Pop-up Activities? Seeking Sunday Cinema? Here are our upcoming events for October! Since we add events and programs all season, please check back here to see what’s new. We have a very special event on October 25: Dr. Peter Gleick, Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute “Global Water Challenges, Issues and […]


Our summer newsletter is here!

Summer is flowing by as the FWWIC welcomes a wide range of visitors. We’re continuing our Pop-Up Science activities (you never know where you’ll find us next!), lots of special events and, of course, our popular Science Saturdays and Sunday Cinemas. You’ll find tours inside and out of our site and around the city; ways […]


Friday, October 25: Global Water Challenges, Issues and Solutions, with Dr. Peter Gleick.

Dr. Peter Gleick is renowned the world over as a leading expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues. He co-founded and leads the Pacific Institute in Oakland, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 as one of the most innovative, independent non-governmental organizations in the fields of water and economic and environmental justice and […]


Summer is bubbling with activity at the FWWIC!

Summer in the City is hot; but we’re bubbling over with cool activities at the IC! From fish to fowl to films, we have more programs than ever to offer. Please click on the link FWWICeventsSummer2013a.pdf for your copy of the summer calendar. Campers, student scientists, visitors of all ages and tour participants are all […]


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 […]


Project Flow Summer Program

Project Flow, now in its fourth year,  is a six-week summer experience during which students explore water in an experiential and interdisciplinary way as artists, historians, scientists and social activists. It is a partnership program between the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and Germantown Friends School.  The Program is based at the Interpretive Center but features […]