The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

This little gem of a museum houses a theater and exhibits that tell the story of the Schuylkill River and its human connections throughout history. With a strong emphasis on environmental awareness, the museum invites the children to re-route historic streams, peak inside a 48 inch water main and explore the original 1812 pumping station. They’ll especially enjoy seeing where the water goes when they flush a toilet. A visit to Pollutionopolis will inspire everybody to keep it clean. The adjacent — albeit pricey — restaurant offers patio seating with a river view. Ask about kid friendly menu items.

Contact number: (215) 685-0723

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19130

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