Upcoming Events

There's more to Schuylkill Banks than just a great riverfront park. Take advantage of regularly scheduled events such as movie nights, river tours and kayak tours, or special events put on by SRDC and our partners!

11/29/2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Fairmount Water Works for "Science Saturdays" at the Interpretive Center!

Minerals Rock!: November 15, 22, 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. starting every half hour. 

There are some very old and special rocks that are found in Fairmount Park. Head to the FWWIC and learn about the minerals that make up these rocks and how they formed hundreds of millions of years ago.  Investigate the geology of Philadelphia, see samples of local rocks and minerals and even learn how the water chemistry of the Schuylkill river has a lot to do with the rocks that it flows over. This Science Saturday will be rockin!

12/6/2014 10:00am - 2:00pm

Deck the halls with Bartram's Garden's beautiful selection of wreaths, centerpieces, pine roping, fresh evergreens and poinsettias! This year, Bartram's new holiday market will feature local vendors and unique gifts for everyone on your list. This festive annual event also features music, fresh apple cider, DIY wreath decorating, s’mores and more! Tour the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, which will be decorated for the holidays, before it is closed to the public for restoration work in 2015.

12/10/2014 10:00am - 12:00pm

December’s lesson topic is “Bones.” Join Bartram's as they take the skeletons out of their closet, dust them off, and take a closer look. After delving into the science of bones, learn some museum fabrication techniques for making bones of your own to take home at the end of the day!

12/10/2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm

December’s lesson topic is “Bones.” Join Bartram's as they take the skeletons out of their closet, dust them off, and take a closer look. After delving into the science of bones, learn some museum fabrication techniques for making bones of your own to take home at the end of the day!

12/27/2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Fairmount Water Works for "Science Saturdays" at the Interpretive Center!

Cold Case: H2O- December 6, 13, 20, 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. starting every half hour. 

Is it a fact that no two snowflakes are the same? How do they form? How many different forms of ice and snow are there? Head to the FWWIC to investigate the properties of ice and snow. Learn about the special shape of snowflakes and about a special type of ice that forms on our local river. Make your own crystal snowflake that won’t melt!

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