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.

Family Programming


We are currently closed to the public, but you can read more about our signature programs below, or join our mailing list to be the first to know about our upcoming virtual programs.


The Watershed is an Open Book

photo of a woman sitting in the grass reading to the two little girls in her lap

A new natured-based literacy program for children ages 5-8 and their parents or caregivers!

Drop-In Programs for Families

Saturdays 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
May through September

Meet us at the Mussel Cart by the new Fairmount Water Works boardwalk, then come inside for fun-filled activities as we explore different aspects of the history or science of Philadelphia’s water system!