Raven Hill Discovery Center

Raven Hill Discovery Center Where science, history & art connect. Currently open noon to 4pm Saturdays and 2pm to 4pm Sundays. Open other times by appointment.
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Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. 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. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email [email protected]. You can also check the Center’s website: www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.

Scout slumped glass project done! All kinds of science, history and arts to experience at Raven Hill. Museum and animals...
02/22/2020

Scout slumped glass project done! All kinds of science, history and arts to experience at Raven Hill. Museum and animals waiting for you today! Open this weekend: Saturday, February 22nd, from noon to 4pm and Sunday, February 23rd, from 2pm to 4pm.

Slumped glass class tonight with Girl Scout Troop 10252! Designs done. Slumping yet to come! Day, evening and overnight ...
02/19/2020

Slumped glass class tonight with Girl Scout Troop 10252! Designs done. Slumping yet to come! Day, evening and overnight events available. Call Cheri at 231.536.3369.

Generator bikes in action! Let there be light!
02/16/2020

Generator bikes in action! Let there be light!

Raven Hill is open for your enjoyment this weekend from noon to 4pm Saturday, 2pm to 4pm Sunday. Also open Monday, Presi...
02/15/2020

Raven Hill is open for your enjoyment this weekend from noon to 4pm Saturday, 2pm to 4pm Sunday. Also open Monday, Presidents Day, from noon to 4pm.

Budding musician here! The marimba always seems to be a favorite of visitors.
02/09/2020

Budding musician here! The marimba always seems to be a favorite of visitors.

Saturday, February 8th, from noon to 4pm is FREE Second Saturday. Join us for a day of exploring. Enjoy hands-on science...
02/06/2020

Saturday, February 8th, from noon to 4pm is FREE Second Saturday. Join us for a day of exploring. Enjoy hands-on science, pet or hold a lizard and, if you want to dress for the weather, you can even make your way out to the treehouse! No groups, please. Families only on FREE Second Saturdays.

Great day to hang out at Raven Hill. From this beautiful one year old and her family to an outdoor scout experience for ...
02/02/2020

Great day to hang out at Raven Hill. From this beautiful one year old and her family to an outdoor scout experience for 30+, wonderful time for everyone both indoors and out!

Tired of this dreary weather? Raven Hill is open weekends for your enjoyment: noon to 4pm Saturdays and 2pm to 4pm Sunda...
02/01/2020

Tired of this dreary weather? Raven Hill is open weekends for your enjoyment: noon to 4pm Saturdays and 2pm to 4pm Sundays. Come visit soon.

Monthly tank check by Funky Fish and Friends. Thanks, Steve.
01/29/2020

Monthly tank check by Funky Fish and Friends. Thanks, Steve.

Ramps are always a hit at Raven Hill, whether with golf balls, marbles or toy cars!
01/18/2020

Ramps are always a hit at Raven Hill, whether with golf balls, marbles or toy cars!

This says it all! Twenty nine years ago, Raven Hill was our “impossible fun”!!
01/16/2020

This says it all! Twenty nine years ago, Raven Hill was our “impossible fun”!!

01/11/2020

Sunday
1/12/2020
Raven Hill will be closed.

A splash of color in all this white! Open noon to 4pm daily this Thursday,  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
01/01/2020

A splash of color in all this white! Open noon to 4pm daily this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Looking forward to 2020 and our "Labor Days: A History of Work" exhibit in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institutio...
01/01/2020

Looking forward to 2020 and our "Labor Days: A History of Work" exhibit in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. Happy New Year, Everyone!

Notice all the arches on the magnet table! So much fun to smash!
12/30/2019

Notice all the arches on the magnet table! So much fun to smash!

The sound of music is always in the air at Raven Hill. Open noon to 4pm today through January 4th.
12/28/2019

The sound of music is always in the air at Raven Hill. Open noon to 4pm today through January 4th.

Spike and Checkers hope you visit soon. They miss you all. Open noon to 4pm daily from December 26th through January 5th...
12/26/2019

Spike and Checkers hope you visit soon. They miss you all. Open noon to 4pm daily from December 26th through January 5th. Closed New Year's Day.

Enjoying Mom's crazy quilt wreath on this quiet Christmas Day. Enjoy family and traditions, both old and new.
12/25/2019

Enjoying Mom's crazy quilt wreath on this quiet Christmas Day. Enjoy family and traditions, both old and new.

"Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. ......  Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
12/25/2019

"Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. ...... Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

Check us out! Open noon to 4pm daily from Saturday, December 21st to Saturday, January 4th. Closed Christmas and New Yea...
12/23/2019

Check us out! Open noon to 4pm daily from Saturday, December 21st to Saturday, January 4th. Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.

Energy change--motion to light. Awesome!
12/22/2019

Energy change--motion to light. Awesome!

The magnet table attracts all ages! Check it out! Open noon to 4pm daily from Saturday, December 21st to Saturday, Janua...
12/20/2019

The magnet table attracts all ages! Check it out! Open noon to 4pm daily from Saturday, December 21st to Saturday, January 4th. Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.

Magna-tiles make great holiday decorations at Raven Hill!
12/19/2019

Magna-tiles make great holiday decorations at Raven Hill!

While we don't have Skittles, the candy, we do have Skittles, the game! Old-fashioned fun for all! Join us for Discovery...
12/17/2019

While we don't have Skittles, the candy, we do have Skittles, the game! Old-fashioned fun for all! Join us for Discovery Days from Saturday, December 21st to Saturday, January 4th from noon to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.

A new generation of Rollaway aficionados! Their ramp was over 16 seconds SLOW! Shark tooth prizes for all. Great coopera...
12/15/2019

A new generation of Rollaway aficionados! Their ramp was over 16 seconds SLOW! Shark tooth prizes for all. Great cooperation!

FREE Second Saturday coming up this weekend: December 14th from noon to 4pm. Free admission for families.  No groups ple...
12/12/2019

FREE Second Saturday coming up this weekend: December 14th from noon to 4pm. Free admission for families. No groups please.

Give the magic of science, history and the arts to someone you love this holiday season. Raven Hill gift certificates an...
12/09/2019

Give the magic of science, history and the arts to someone you love this holiday season. Raven Hill gift certificates and memberships available. Call 231.536.3369 for more information.

Open indoors (and out) this weekend. Noon to 4pm on Saturday and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday! Come learn, create, grow and play...
12/06/2019

Open indoors (and out) this weekend. Noon to 4pm on Saturday and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday! Come learn, create, grow and play with us!

Charlevoix County Community Foundation
12/04/2019

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Our friends at Raven Hill Discovery Center have had a lot going on this year! They updated the area along the parking lot with "steppes," which have become the focal point of visitors entering Raven Hill and a favorite of campers, students, and families alike. They also have a brand new sign, colored and painted by the public. The future looks "bright"!

Perfect snow for a snowman!
12/04/2019

Perfect snow for a snowman!

We appreciate your support!
12/03/2019

We appreciate your support!

This #GivingTuesday consider a donation to Raven Hill Discovery Center. Your contribution will make an impact, whether y...
12/03/2019
Raven Hill Home Page

This #GivingTuesday consider a donation to Raven Hill Discovery Center. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on GivingTuesday Dec 3.

Raven Hill Discovery Center's mission is to provide a place that enhances lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and art. This mission guides the Center’s growth and development. Raven Hill (www.MiRavenHill.org) 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 inside and out. Connections emerge through exhibits, facilities & programs that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow & play. Since opening in 1992, Raven Hill's focus on the connections between science, history & art has strengthened. Visitors experience the strands of science & technology, history and the arts interwoven through the Center's hands-on exhibits.

Raven Hill Discovery Center basic information.

For these two volunteers, "Giving Tuesday" comes all year round. Thanks,  Diane and Ed. And, thanks to all of you who do...
12/01/2019

For these two volunteers, "Giving Tuesday" comes all year round. Thanks, Diane and Ed. And, thanks to all of you who donate your time and energy to Raven Hill all year round to make the Center the wonderful place it is.

Glass is out and ready for you to come and create fused glass sun catchers, ornaments and pendants to use or give as gif...
11/29/2019

Glass is out and ready for you to come and create fused glass sun catchers, ornaments and pendants to use or give as gifts. Call 231.536.3369 to schedule a class. Or just come hang out and play. Open noon to 4pm this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday.

Tomorrow is Black Friday. Raven Hill Discovery Center is a great place for dads and kids to hang out, while you shop! Op...
11/28/2019

Tomorrow is Black Friday. Raven Hill Discovery Center is a great place for dads and kids to hang out, while you shop! Open noon to 4pm.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
11/27/2019

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Open noon to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this Thanksgiving weekend. Come hang out and play!
11/25/2019

Open noon to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this Thanksgiving weekend. Come hang out and play!

Give the gift of informal learning opportunities this season with Raven Hill gift certificates: family memberships, camp...
11/22/2019

Give the gift of informal learning opportunities this season with Raven Hill gift certificates: family memberships, camps, classes, birthday party or outreach visits to a school. OR bring the family out for an afternoon and go home with handmade gifts like Shibori scarves & garden flags; marbled paper; copper, Sculpy clay or fused glass pendants. Call 232.536.3369 or email [email protected] for more information.

Believe it or not, there used to be an animal hospital down on the corner of Pearsall, Fuller and C-48! They probably di...
11/20/2019

Believe it or not, there used to be an animal hospital down on the corner of Pearsall, Fuller and C-48! They probably didn't work on exotic snakes!

Beautiful at Raven Hill even in winter! Open weekends: noon to 4pm Saturdays and 2pm to 4pm Sundays.  Open noon to 4pm o...
11/18/2019

Beautiful at Raven Hill even in winter! Open weekends: noon to 4pm Saturdays and 2pm to 4pm Sundays. Open noon to 4pm over Thanksgiving break on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Imagine the possibilities! Over the winter, ten of these benches will be painted by local art students. Watch for them n...
11/16/2019

Imagine the possibilities! Over the winter, ten of these benches will be painted by local art students. Watch for them next spring enhancing the grounds of Raven Hill, providing a place for visitors to "sit a spell." Thanks for the donation, Boyne City Episcopal Church!

Great "camp" fire today! Hot dogs and s'mores with summer campers and their families AND some fun sledding back of the W...
11/11/2019

Great "camp" fire today! Hot dogs and s'mores with summer campers and their families AND some fun sledding back of the Wood Shop.

Small crowd today at FREE Second Saturday, but Spike, the bearded dragon, as popular as always!
11/09/2019

Small crowd today at FREE Second Saturday, but Spike, the bearded dragon, as popular as always!

Inside or out, Raven Hill looks forward to seeing you this Saturday, November 9th, from noon to 4pm at FREE Second Satur...
11/07/2019

Inside or out, Raven Hill looks forward to seeing you this Saturday, November 9th, from noon to 4pm at FREE Second Saturday. No groups, please. Families only. Call 231.536.3369, if you have any concerns about road conditions.

Have reptiles, will travel. Checkers, Spike and Fluffy, the turtle, (not shown) love libraries, carmivals and birthday p...
11/06/2019

Have reptiles, will travel. Checkers, Spike and Fluffy, the turtle, (not shown) love libraries, carmivals and birthday parties! Book your event soon!

Address

4737 Fuller Rd
East Jordan, MI
49727

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+2315363369

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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 😊