Raven Hill Discovery Center
Where Science, History & Art Connect for All Ages Through Hands-On Activities & Explorations Both Indoors & Outdoors 4737 Fuller Road East Jordan, Michigan 49727 231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 firstname.lastname@example.org Established in 1991 ~ A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
Open All Year!
Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where science, history and art connect for children and adults through hands-on activities and explorations, both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. Raven Hill Discovery Center is also a regional science and technology center, as well as a cultural, historical and art center. The overall mission of the Center is to build life-long connections for children and adults that link science and technology, history and the arts by inviting visitors to have quality hands-on experiences in this special learning environment.
The Center is located on 157 acres, four miles southeast of East Jordan, which is in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan. It is adjacent to Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve with trails and overlook platform.
The Center is open every weekend during the Fall, Winter & Spring or by appointment.
Open extended hours on many holiday breaks.Saturday: Noon - 4 pm or by appointment Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm or by appointment Monday: By appointment Tuesday: By appointment Wednesday: By appointment Thursday: By appointment Friday: By appointment
Raven Hill's Summer Hours: Open Every Day Starting Memorial Day Weekend! Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm Saturday: Noon - 4 pm Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm Open other hours by appointment
2014 Event Calendar: Click here for a current calendar of events for Raven Hill Discovery Center.
Admission includes indoor, hands-on exhibits and exotic animal session, as well as outdoor exhibits. The average visit is an hour and a half or two hours and is appropriate for all ages – from one to ninety.
Located off C-48 between East Jordan and Boyne City at Pearsall Road, which is MILE 15 of THE BREEZEWAY. Almost immediately, within 50 feet, turn left onto Fuller Road. Go over Deer Creek & up the big hill (3/4 mile). Raven Hill is on the right side of Fuller Road. Click here for more detailed directions to Raven Hill Discovery Center.
Facilities & Exhibits:
|Main Museum||Exploring Beyond Jurrasic Park|
|Hands-On Exhibits & Activities||
Hands-on light, sound, motion, magnets,
music, earth & life sciences
|Earth Tones Music Garden|
|Animal Room||Reptiles and Amphibians||Art and Architecture in Smallville|
|Kitchen & Project Room||Medicinal Gardens (in progress)|
|Periodic Room||Periodic table of elements||Sundial|
|Christopher's Art Corridor||Science, history and how-to art mediums||Accessible Treehouse|
|Warren Loranger Great Room||Natural history & multipurpose||Moonbase|
|Fiber Studio||Wetlands Boardwalk|
|Off the Grid Energy House||Ancient World|
|Print Shop & Art Studio||The Taxi Trail (in progress)|
|One Room Schoolhouse||The Labyrinth|
|Evolving Technology Building (in progress)||The Pond|
|Caboose (in progress)||The Learning Gardens|
|Wood Shop||The Whisper Dishes|
|The Garden Loom
- Picnic Area is available for use.
- Gift Shop is located in the front entryway of the Main Museum with items such as T-shirts, silk scarves made at the center, jewelry, fossils, toys, pop, water and other small items are available for purchase.
- NOTE: There is no restaurant available on site.
Learn More About and From Facilities, Exhibits and Activities:
Raven Hill is a teaching institution whose students are its visitors and its teachers are the collections and displays, just as much as the staff and volunteers. Use your smart phone or check out a tablet at the Main Museum to learn more. Just click on the link below.
Contact: Call 231.536.3369 or toll free 877.833.4254
or email email@example.com
Feel free to call for more information and to check on weather, road conditions, classes and special events.
About Raven Hill:
Raven Hill draws on its mission - to provide a place where children and adults can build life-long connections linking science, history and the arts in a hands-on learning environment - to guide its growth and development.
Building life-long connections for children and adults that link science, history and the arts in a hands-on learning environment.
Our vision is to provide a unique environment for quality hands-on learning for people of all ages. At Raven Hill Discovery Center, we help visitors discover the world of science, history and the arts. Connections emerge through constantly evolving exhibits and facilities, thereby helping participants make sense of the world as it was, is, and might be.
A rural setting with pond, swamp, forest and fields, Raven Hill Discovery Center provides an environment for discovery and the space to learn, create, grow and play. We celebrate the joy of life-long learning and the appreciation of nature and our earth.
Since it incorporated in 1991, Raven Hill’s focus on the connections between science, history and art has strengthened. Read more
Board, Staff, Reports, Goals, Finances and Testimonials:
Raven Hill Discovery Center has a dedicated Board of Directors and Staff, who make it their mission to connect science, history and art in all facilities, exhibits, programs and outreach.
- Board Members
- Annual Report
- Organizational Goals
- Financial Statement
- Form 990
- MCACA Funders Report
- Accessibility Plan
- Guidestar Account
Support Raven Hill:
- Ways to Support: Click here to see all the ways you can support Raven Hill!
- Donate: Click here for a Raven Hill Discovery Center Donation Form
Raven Hill Slide Show:
|Click here to see The Raven Hill Slide Show (mov)||Click here to see the Raven Hill Slide Show(pdf)||Click here to download the Raven Hill Slide Show (ppt)
Raven Hill is:
- A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
- Member of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Museum Alliance
- Host to NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club)
- 2005 Crooked Tree Arts Center eddi Award recipient for Arts & Cultural Organizations
- A presenter in the 2012-15 Michigan's Arts & Humanities Council Touring Directory
- A GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant