Live in Fountain Hills and learn about water.People who live in Fountain Hills have a variety of options for summertime adventures, but there’s nothing quite like the experience at the River of Time Museum that shares space with the Library at the Fountain Hills Town Center Complex. This one-of-a-kind museum’s goal is to take their visitors through educational and creative exhibits that share the fascinating past of the Lower Verde River Valley. The displays focus on the necessity of water in the Sonoran Desert and they reveal how water has directed the course of history through the ages. People who take the time to walk through the museum’s captivating tour come away with a much deeper understanding of the history of the area.

Starting at the Orientation Room, which greets guests when they first begin exploring the River of Time, to the River Bank Store where they can find work by local artisans, visitors learn about how the people who called Fountain Hills home have lived through the years. From the Yavapai who resided in the region, to the explorers, trappers, and the US Army Post of Fort McDowell, visitors are given a wealth of knowledge to share with the world. Families who live in Fountain Hills can take advantage of the Time Travelers program the museum provides for 4th and 5th graders every year, where they have the opportunity to work closely with one of the Museum’s docents and gain mastery over the information about one of the exhibits. It is often a life changing experience for the children as well as the people they impact with their new-found knowledge.

The River of Time is open during the summer on Fridays from 1:00pm until 4:00pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm. In the winter they’re open on Tuesday through Friday from 1:00pm until 4:00pm with the same Saturday schedule. To learn more about all they offer, or to see their online store, visit their website at The River of Time Museum.