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About Us

Raven Hill Discovery Center was established in 1991, opening in 1992, and 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. The Center is located on 157 acres in Charlevoix County adjacent to Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve.  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.

Mission & Vision:

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. 

Mission Statement

Building life-long connections for children and adults that link science, history and the arts in a hands-on learning environment.

Vision Statement

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.

In this section you will find all that you need to know about our people, mission, history and frequently asked questions. If you want to learn more about our organization, just follow the links for more information.

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