Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm.

Saturdays in June, July and August from 10am to 2pm (closed on7/5).

We are closed on holidays.

Admission to Willow Bend is FREE, but your donations help. Please consider contributing a suggested admission of $5 to our donation jar when you visit. Or support our work by becoming a Member of Willow Bend. Thank you!

We are a small staff so please call first to make sure we are here, and that there is not a meeting occurring in our center.

Phone: (928) 779-1745
Email: info@willowbendcenter.org

Download Willow Bend's Clean & Green Recipes (PDF)


Drop in anytime to check out Willow Bend's new 3-D Watershed and Terrain Model for Flagstaff and surrounding regions!

Also on display is our mobile Trees of Northern Arizona exhibit, funded through a grant from the Arizona State Forestry Division.

Coming on 2015...a new exhibit in Willow Bend's Discovery Room will be installed called a Drop of Water. In northern Arizona we depend on groundwater supplies for the water that we use in our everyday lives (drinking, cooking, irrigation, bathing.) To help understand how precious our water is, find and follow the drop of water falling from the sky as rain, infiltrating into the ground through soil and rock, and then pumped out and supplied to the community. It is a long and unlikely journey for a drop of water falling from the sky to reach the aquifer. Thank you to W.L Gore and Associates, the Flagstaff Community Foundation and its Collaborators, and private donations that have supported this project.

Summer Saturdays

This past summer we offered summer programs on Saturdays in June, July and August, with each week featuring a different theme. Check back in the spring of 2015 to see what we have planned for Summer Saturdays next summer!

Here are some of the topics we featured this past summer:

Forest Ecology/Fire

See our new display on trees of northern Arizona, and learn about our forests and the special role fire plays in this ecosystem.

Bats of Arizona

Hang out with the Willow Bend staff as we have a look at Arizona’s bats.

Birds of the Rio de Flag

Willow Bend is a birding hotspot. Come learn all about our feathered friends.

A Look Into the Past

Discover artifacts from the Hisatsinom and learn how they lived long ago.

Liquid Treasure

Learn about the history of water in flagstaff