Raven Hill Discovery Center Raven Hill Logo

Where Science, History & Art Connect for All Ages 
 Through Hands-On Activities & Explorations Both Indoors & Outdoors
 Established in 1991 ~ A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation

A rural setting with pond, swamp, forests & fields on 157 acres in Charlevoix County in Northern Lower Michigan

Open All Year

Please Call Ahead for Winter Road Conditions 231.536.3369!

February and March 2016 Hours
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm

Open by appointment by calling 231.536.3369   

Spring and Summer Hours resume Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm

Plus open extended hours for Discovery Days during school breaks: 

Thursday & Friday, March 24-25, 12 - 4 pm


Admission Price:

Members: Free -- Join Today!
 $10 for Adults and Children 
 Free for Babies Staying in Backpacks or Strollers

Special Exhibit: Trains and Things!

March 28, 2016 - April 20, 2016

Open during regular business hours, closed March 27th and April 9th

For those local residents, who are not traveling over spring break and for visitors to beautiful Northern Michigan, the anticipation is building at Raven Hill Discovery Center.  This year, the excitement is all about trains!  “Trains & Things” invites visitors to explore railroad memorabilia and get involved with some engineering challenges.  Kevin McGinty of Boyne City will have a model train up and running, complete with a working circus. The Center will have train artifacts from its collection on display and invites others in the community to share their love of trains as part of the Center’s “Trains & Things” Exhibit. Whether you have old photos and postcards or old railroad spikes that you found as a kid, we would love to include your historical memorabilia in this exciting exhibit.  Hands-on activities include building your own engine or caboose out of household materials; designing and testing a section of track to keep a train (marble) from derailing and/or creating a ramp system to slow the train (golf ball) down.  This is the second year that the Center is collaborating to bring in a special display and hands-on activities for visitors over spring break.  The “Trains & Things” Exhibit is sponsored in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through Raven Hill's 2016 Operational Grant award.  The exhibit runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm starting Saturday, March 28 through Wednesday, April 20.  The exhibit is open to the public.  The hands-on museum and animals will also be available for visitors to explore and the outdoor exhibits will be open.  General admission is $10 per person.  No appointment is needed during regularly scheduled hours.  Please note that this special exhibit will not be open during FREE Second Saturday on April 9. 

Next FREE Second Saturday:

Saturday, April 9, 12 - 4pm

Free admission for families!  

Raven Hill Announces Summer Discovery Camps!

Week long summer camps with morning and afternoon sessions with different themes and age-appropriate activities for kids 4 - 14. For more information, download our flier here

Sign up for a week, a day, or a session. 

June 20 - 24

July 25 - 29

August 8 - 12


We need YOU! Join our Board of Directors 
Happy Hour Information Session
Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 - 7pm

Raven Hill Discovery Center is looking for new Board members. If you are interested in science, art, history, outdoors or even reptiles; if you are passionate about making education fun again for everyone; if you are inspired to bring more affordable arts opportunities to our community, then our Board may be the place for you.

Join us at Raven Hill for appetizers and a drink after work on Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7 pm.  We will host a short presentation on what it means to be on a board. You will have a chance to socialize and enjoy some great food, get an idea about being on a board and consider whether Raven Hill Discovery Center might be the right fit for you! We are looking for up to five new board members to join our team; no experience necessary (we will all be learning together).


RSVP deadling has been extended to Monday March 14th.  We are also now offering supervised museum play time for kids that need to come so that you can take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about getting involved with Raven Hill Discovery Center as a board member. 

Check out more information and RSVP on Facebook, or call 231.536.3369.  



Visit Us: 

 4737 Fuller Road

East Jordan, Michigan 49727

Raven Hill's Sphinx and Pyramid

Open year round with new extended hours: 

November 1 to March 31

April 1st to October 31st

Saturday: Noon - 4 pm

Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm

Saturday: Noon - 4 pm


Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm

Also Open by Appointment by calling 231.536.3369

 Look for our Special Discovery Days during school vacations with Extended Hours!

Schedule Your Visit, ClassField TripSpecial Group, Party, Reunion or Outreach Today

by Calling 231.536.3369 or Emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org! 

Earth Tones Music Garden



Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts
This web site supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

 through Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Operational Grant Award.

Raven Hill Discovery Center is:

Raven Hill Discovery Center is a GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant