Engineered to Engage Curious Minds
The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country's first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.
- Free Fun Fridays!: Waterworks Open House July 14, 2017 • 11am
- STEM Education Program: Wheelock College STEM in the City July 19, 2017 • 11am
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: EXACT DATE TBA: A Short History of Boston by Robert Allison August 2, 2017 • Exact Date & Time TBA
- Waterworks Wednesday Book Club: The Gilded Age by Mark Twain September 6, 2017 • 10am
Timed to coincide with the United Nations' celebration of World Water Day on March 22, the Waterworks invites you to reflect on our most precious natural resource: water. The artists brought together for this show take a deep look at the intrinsic beauty of water, and consider the impacts of climate change and global warming that threaten the drinking water of so many across the globe.
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It’s almost here! #FreeFunFridays at the Waterworks Museum is set for Friday, July 14! We are looking forward to hosting hundreds of visitors (more than 500 last year!) and celebrating water! Our partners and supporters will be sharing fun activities that focus on history, engineering, water science and more. Join us for stories, splashing, and special guests. We thank the Highland Street Foundation for partnering . . .
Great Engines Hall
The centerpiece of the Waterworks Museum is its collection of steam engines. Three original coal-powered, steam-driven water pumps are preserved at the Museum and are monuments to 19th century technology and innovation. Leavitt, Worthington, and Allis stand in the Great Engines Hall and reach more than 3 stories tall. Walk around each and see the multitude of perfectly engineered parts that pumped million gallons of freshwater a day into the City of Boston.