Free Fun Fridays @ The Waterworks!

Waterworks Open House

July 14, 2017

Join us for #FreeFunFridays on Friday, July 14, from 11am to 4pm for a free, fun-filled, day of activities, history, and science!

See the huge steam engines that once pumped millions of gallons of fresh water into Boston and learn about how clean water keeps our cities growing and healthy! Come see the hydraulophone, a musical instrument built by Splashtones Music that makes sounds using water — First Time Ever in Boston!

And the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 Mobile Laboratory will be with us to explore water science, along with the MIT Water Club, who will be on site for their family  trivia game What’s Your Water IQ?


You are also invited to fill up on Boston’s finest, fresh drinking water at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Mobile Drinking Fountain!

A demonstration by artist and mechanical engineer Todd Cahill of Steamachine Sculpture and his amazing steam machines will be on display.



More music with Little Groove Music & Art!


And food from Swiss Bakers and Moyzilla Boston Food Truck! Snack provided by Clif Bars!


Water, science and engineering story time with Cynthia Fordham, Children’s Library at the Woburn Public Library!

Tours around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and the Great Engines Hall, with a sprinkling of arts & crafts, round out the day!

Splash, play, and jump into the science and engineering of clean water! Located opposite the historic Chestnut Hill Reservoir near the campus of Boston College, so take time out for a stroll and enjoy the neighborhood. See you at the Waterworks on Friday, July 14! Brought to you with the generous support of the Highland Street Foundation, Rockland Trust Bank, and our community partners. Our thanks to Unitec Managed Apparel Solutions for their wonderful event T-shirts for the Museum staff and volunteers, and to Backyard Tent Rentals for the party tent, tables and chairs!





If you are thinking of bringing a group larger than 12 to the museum on July 14, please give us a call and let us know. We want you to have the best experience possible and a quick conversation with our team will make sure that happens! Call us at 617-277-0065 and ask for Amanda Fisher, Director of Events.