Raven Hill Discovery Center

Raven Hill Discovery Center Where science, history & art connect. Re-opens April 17 by appointment only due to pandemic. Call 231.536.3369 or email [email protected] Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center.
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It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors.

It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors.

Operating as usual

Strawberries in progress!
05/06/2021

Strawberries in progress!

Strawberries in progress!

Primroses in the Medicinal Gardens! Beautiful spot color so early in the spring!
05/04/2021

Primroses in the Medicinal Gardens! Beautiful spot color so early in the spring!

Primroses in the Medicinal Gardens! Beautiful spot color so early in the spring!

Lots of activity in the marine tank! Fun to watch!
05/03/2021

Lots of activity in the marine tank! Fun to watch!

Lots of activity in the marine tank! Fun to watch!

A preview of the Height Chart along the new Connections Trail. Can’t wait!
04/30/2021

A preview of the Height Chart along the new Connections Trail. Can’t wait!

Popular Mechanics magazines from 1970’s and 1980’s. Anyone interested? Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email info@miravenh...
04/29/2021

Popular Mechanics magazines from 1970’s and 1980’s. Anyone interested? Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email [email protected]

Popular Mechanics magazines from 1970’s and 1980’s. Anyone interested? Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email [email protected]

First load of mulch for Connections Trail. Thanks, Northern Michigan Hardwoods!
04/27/2021

First load of mulch for Connections Trail. Thanks, Northern Michigan Hardwoods!

First load of mulch for Connections Trail. Thanks, Northern Michigan Hardwoods!

The azalea is a beautiful promise of spring! Sometimes, all you need is a little splash of color.
04/26/2021

The azalea is a beautiful promise of spring! Sometimes, all you need is a little splash of color.

The azalea is a beautiful promise of spring! Sometimes, all you need is a little splash of color.

The rainbow anemone awaits your arrival! Call 231.536.3369 for reservations!
04/24/2021

The rainbow anemone awaits your arrival! Call 231.536.3369 for reservations!

The rainbow anemone awaits your arrival! Call 231.536.3369 for reservations!

Generator bikes are still popular at Raven Hill. Email info@miravenhill.org or call 231.536.3369 to reserve a day and ti...
04/23/2021

Generator bikes are still popular at Raven Hill. Email [email protected] or call 231.536.3369 to reserve a day and time to visit.

Generator bikes are still popular at Raven Hill. Email [email protected] or call 231.536.3369 to reserve a day and time to visit.

May every day be Earth Day.
04/22/2021

May every day be Earth Day.

May every day be Earth Day.

US Naval Campaign • West Indies • 1898 Presented to Prescott Arthur Leach. On display with his uniform at Raven Hill Dis...
04/21/2021

US Naval Campaign • West Indies • 1898

Presented to Prescott Arthur Leach. On display with his uniform at Raven Hill Discovery Center.

Make reservations to visit soon. Email [email protected] or call 231-536-3369.

US Naval Campaign • West Indies • 1898

Presented to Prescott Arthur Leach. On display with his uniform at Raven Hill Discovery Center.

Make reservations to visit soon. Email [email protected] or call 231-536-3369.

The Conservation Resource Alliance is working to replace the culvert on Fuller Road at Deer Creek with a new structure! ...
04/20/2021

The Conservation Resource Alliance is working to replace the culvert on Fuller Road at Deer Creek with a new structure! The design phase is underway thanks to support from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Olsen foundation, Antrim and Charlevoix County road commissions, Antrim County and River Care donors! Want to help? Contact Kim Balke—[email protected]

The Conservation Resource Alliance is working to replace the culvert on Fuller Road at Deer Creek with a new structure! The design phase is underway thanks to support from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Olsen foundation, Antrim and Charlevoix County road commissions, Antrim County and River Care donors! Want to help? Contact Kim Balke—[email protected]

Tune in to TV 9&10 tomorrow morning, April 20, to see the “new” Raven Hill on Michigan This Morning!Plus, we figured out...
04/19/2021

Tune in to TV 9&10 tomorrow morning, April 20, to see the “new” Raven Hill on Michigan This Morning!

Plus, we figured out a way to make the animals “hands-on“ again! Bring your own animal “handler” with you and we can be the “the guide on the side” and keep socially distanced. One group member can share Checkers, the corn snake, and Spike, the lizard, with the rest of their group! Awesome!

Open by appointment, so make your
reservations soon by calling 231.536.3369.

Tune in to TV 9&10 tomorrow morning, April 20, to see the “new” Raven Hill on Michigan This Morning!

Plus, we figured out a way to make the animals “hands-on“ again! Bring your own animal “handler” with you and we can be the “the guide on the side” and keep socially distanced. One group member can share Checkers, the corn snake, and Spike, the lizard, with the rest of their group! Awesome!

Open by appointment, so make your
reservations soon by calling 231.536.3369.

The Watershed model is up and running at Raven Hill, a sure sign that summer is coming! Thanks to David Austin and Muddy...
04/18/2021

The Watershed model is up and running at Raven Hill, a sure sign that summer is coming! Thanks to David Austin and Muddy Paws for their wonderful creation. Call 231.536.3369 to make reservations to visit the Center or take a chance and drop in. We can give you an appointment on the spot and you can enjoy the outdoor exhibits while you wait for your turn to tour the indoors!

The Watershed model is up and running at Raven Hill, a sure sign that summer is coming! Thanks to David Austin and Muddy Paws for their wonderful creation. Call 231.536.3369 to make reservations to visit the Center or take a chance and drop in. We can give you an appointment on the spot and you can enjoy the outdoor exhibits while you wait for your turn to tour the indoors!

Even, if you can’t hold the animals at Raven Hill right now, due to social distancing, they are still a popular part of ...
04/17/2021

Even, if you can’t hold the animals at Raven Hill right now, due to social distancing, they are still a popular part of everyone’s visit!

Even, if you can’t hold the animals at Raven Hill right now, due to social distancing, they are still a popular part of everyone’s visit!

Schoolhouse is ready and waiting for visitors to come play school! Re-opening tomorrow, April 17th, at noon by appointme...
04/16/2021

Schoolhouse is ready and waiting for visitors to come play school! Re-opening tomorrow, April 17th, at noon by appointment! Call 231.536.3369 to schedule your special time to explore science, history and the arts at Raven Hill.

Schoolhouse is ready and waiting for visitors to come play school! Re-opening tomorrow, April 17th, at noon by appointment! Call 231.536.3369 to schedule your special time to explore science, history and the arts at Raven Hill.

Even the cacti are looking festive for Re-opening Day this Saturday, April 17th from noon to 4pm by appointment only. Ca...
04/14/2021

Even the cacti are looking festive for Re-opening Day this Saturday, April 17th from noon to 4pm by appointment only. Call 231.536.3369 to schedule a time or take a chance and just come! You may be given a return time for the indoor exhibits and encouraged to walk the grounds, while you are waiting!

Even the cacti are looking festive for Re-opening Day this Saturday, April 17th from noon to 4pm by appointment only. Call 231.536.3369 to schedule a time or take a chance and just come! You may be given a return time for the indoor exhibits and encouraged to walk the grounds, while you are waiting!

Thinking double damage? Sapsucker and porcupine? Another learning station already done on the Connections Trail?!
04/12/2021

Thinking double damage? Sapsucker and porcupine? Another learning station already done on the Connections Trail?!

Thinking double damage? Sapsucker and porcupine? Another learning station already done on the Connections Trail?!

We uncovered an old foundation AND 8 farm implements in disrepair, as we were creating the new Connections Trail! What d...
04/10/2021

We uncovered an old foundation AND 8 farm implements in disrepair, as we were creating the new Connections Trail! What do we do with the machines? Trash them, give them away or make them into one of the learning stations? Any other thoughts or suggestions?

We uncovered an old foundation AND 8 farm implements in disrepair, as we were creating the new Connections Trail! What do we do with the machines? Trash them, give them away or make them into one of the learning stations? Any other thoughts or suggestions?

SORRY! Raven Hill Discovery Center is closed today. The Petoskey News Review was incorrect in the “Fun things to do this...
04/10/2021

SORRY! Raven Hill Discovery Center is closed today. The Petoskey News Review was incorrect in the “Fun things to do this weekend” section of their paper yesterday. No FREE Second Saturdays are scheduled for 2021, due to the pandemic.

NOTE: We are hoping to re-open next weekend, Saturday, April 17th by appointment only, pending state pandemic guidelines. Call 231-675-6025 for more information.

SORRY! Raven Hill Discovery Center is closed today. The Petoskey News Review was incorrect in the “Fun things to do this weekend” section of their paper yesterday. No FREE Second Saturdays are scheduled for 2021, due to the pandemic.

NOTE: We are hoping to re-open next weekend, Saturday, April 17th by appointment only, pending state pandemic guidelines. Call 231-675-6025 for more information.

Connections Trail mowed! Almost ready for mulched pathway and learning stations, pending more funding! So exciting!
04/08/2021

Connections Trail mowed! Almost ready for mulched pathway and learning stations, pending more funding! So exciting!

Connections Trail mowed! Almost ready for mulched pathway and learning stations, pending more funding! So exciting!

Coming soon to Raven Hill as part of the new Connections Trail—a Dino Height Chart! I can’t wait!
04/06/2021

Coming soon to Raven Hill as part of the new Connections Trail—a Dino Height Chart! I can’t wait!

Coming soon to Raven Hill as part of the new Connections Trail—a Dino Height Chart! I can’t wait!

Happy Easter Baskets! — Bonnie Culver button card!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter Baskets! — Bonnie Culver button card!

Happy Easter Baskets! — Bonnie Culver button card!

Happy birthday, Mom! Your petal people still make me smile!
04/03/2021

Happy birthday, Mom! Your petal people still make me smile!

Happy birthday, Mom! Your petal people still make me smile!

This sweetheart photo was tucked away inside the WWII sailor hat. You will find naval uniforms from both WWII and the Sp...
03/31/2021

This sweetheart photo was tucked away inside the WWII sailor hat. You will find naval uniforms from both WWII and the Spanish American War on display at Raven Hill, when it reopens in 17 days!

Looking good! Can’t wait to see you all soon at Raven Hill. Re-opening Saturday, April 17 at noon, pandemic permitting.
03/28/2021

Looking good! Can’t wait to see you all soon at Raven Hill. Re-opening Saturday, April 17 at noon, pandemic permitting.

Looking good! Can’t wait to see you all soon at Raven Hill. Re-opening Saturday, April 17 at noon, pandemic permitting.

Coming soon to Raven Hill: real, live frogs! They’ll be serenading before you know it!
03/25/2021

Coming soon to Raven Hill: real, live frogs! They’ll be serenading before you know it!

Coming soon to Raven Hill: real, live frogs! They’ll be serenading before you know it!

Snow is gone! Took the first water level reading of this year and sent it off to the supercomputer at the National Scien...
03/23/2021

Snow is gone! Took the first water level reading of this year and sent it off to the supercomputer at the National Science Foundation for their Crowd Hydrology Project!

Snow is gone! Took the first water level reading of this year and sent it off to the supercomputer at the National Science Foundation for their Crowd Hydrology Project!

Use your imagination and this hollow tree stump becomes a castle for woodland critters!
03/21/2021

Use your imagination and this hollow tree stump becomes a castle for woodland critters!

Use your imagination and this hollow tree stump becomes a castle for woodland critters!

Relegated to storage with the rest of the prehistoric puppets. 🙁 I’m too soft and cuddly for COVID, even if I am a Wooly...
03/19/2021

Relegated to storage with the rest of the prehistoric puppets. 🙁 I’m too soft and cuddly for COVID, even if I am a Wooly Mammoth. Don’t worry, I’ll be back! AND It’s for a good cause! Raven Hill opens April 17th at noon!

Relegated to storage with the rest of the prehistoric puppets. 🙁 I’m too soft and cuddly for COVID, even if I am a Wooly Mammoth. Don’t worry, I’ll be back! AND It’s for a good cause! Raven Hill opens April 17th at noon!

Amaryllis bulbs were brought to Europe from Africa in the 1700s and can bloom up to 75 years! These plants have a good 5...
03/16/2021

Amaryllis bulbs were brought to Europe from Africa in the 1700s and can bloom up to 75 years! These plants have a good 50 years yet to go!

Amaryllis bulbs were brought to Europe from Africa in the 1700s and can bloom up to 75 years! These plants have a good 50 years yet to go!

Beautiful day for a walk and a wonderful find—orange bracket fungi!
03/13/2021

Beautiful day for a walk and a wonderful find—orange bracket fungi!

Beautiful day for a walk and a wonderful find—orange bracket fungi!

Indoors will be eyes-only at Raven Hill, when it opens Saturday, April 17th at noon!
03/11/2021

Indoors will be eyes-only at Raven Hill, when it opens Saturday, April 17th at noon!

Indoors will be eyes-only at Raven Hill, when it opens Saturday, April 17th at noon!

The timeline begins 112 million years ago, when the first orchids appeared.
03/07/2021

The timeline begins 112 million years ago, when the first orchids appeared.

The timeline begins 112 million years ago, when the first orchids appeared.

Fun funky fused-glass chicken! Set up a date and time to create your own fused-glass masterpiece!
03/04/2021

Fun funky fused-glass chicken! Set up a date and time to create your own fused-glass masterpiece!

Fun funky fused-glass chicken! Set up a date and time to create your own fused-glass masterpiece!

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This is a great learning facility for kids of all ages.
Thank you for the private tour Cheri! Good information for my book "Unofficial Guide to Michigan Nature Centers." It was a pleasure getting to know you and this fantastic education-rich property. Here is a picture I took of orange hawkweed that was serving as a home for a tiny arachnid...enjoy!
Going to be bringing the big o snake out to raven hill hopefully today. This was a week ago but she lives under our house and we see her everyday almost.
Thank you for the opportunity to experience Raven Hill today, we're looking forward to coming back soon!
We are thrilled to bring the Water/Ways exhibit to Raven Hill this week! One of six locations to host throughout the state, Raven Hill will have the exhibit through September 23. Visit our website to see all of the stops that Water/Ways will make: http://www.michiganhumanities.org/water-ways/
June 18-19, 2018, Grant Writing Class At Western Michigan University.
Happy New Year Cheri and everyone at Raven Hill,,, see you'all in the Springtime. Luke & Coleen Buck
Anyone know anyone who takes care of baby birds. I got one in my yard and he cant fly. He will hop little then fall on his face. Get back up and hop. Im not sure who to get ahold of. I hate to see anything happen to the poor thing.
Had a great visit today to the Raven Hill Discovery Center
Looking at the world through Rose colored lenses :)
Thank you so much for a great day! We all had a wonderful time! Can't wait to come back again 😊