Waterworks Museum

Waterworks Museum tells important regional stories about clean water, health, people, brilliant engineers, and magnificent architecture. Explore the remarkable machinery, wonder at the massive wrenches that kept the pumps running, and marvel at the beautiful architecture. They can take a walking tour of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, the centerpiece of an extraordinary landscaping project. From field trips to resource materials, the Waterworks Museum offers the learning experiences that educators or home schoolers are seeking. Tours and hands-on experiences make learning meaningful and exciting, and the power of place deepens students’ understanding of history, science, engineering, and technology. All school materials are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Standards. Tour facilitators are well informed and address the four content areas of the Museum -- architecture, engineering, public health and social history. 

Contact Info
Address: 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467. Middlesex County. Tel: 617-277-0065. Email: info@waterworksmuseum.org. Website: waterworksmuseum.org. Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free (Fee for tours).
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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