Where science, history & art connect for all ages
4737 Fuller Road
East Jordan, MI 49727
We are located between East Jordan and Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road and in Mile 15 of the Breezeway.
Go to "Visit--Getting here" for directions to Raven Hill from wherever you are!
Admission$10 per person admission to hands-on museum and outdoor exhibits. Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit is free admission.
Babies (under 1 year old) in strollers and backpacks are free.
Average visit is 2 to 3 hours and is appropriate for any age. Picnic table available for lunches and snacks.
Annual memberships available at various levels. Go to "Get Involved--Become a Member"
Space Day: To the Moon & Beyond is a family day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing on the moon. From noon to 4pm, families can visit a variety of hands-on, minds-on stations to learn more about space. At one station, participants can package a raw egg to simulate delicate instruments landing on the moon. At 3pm, the egg packages will be dropped 1000 feet by plane over the field at Raven Hill, where they will be recovered and opened to check for success. Afterwards, everyone will line up to form a human chain and pass an LED "rocket" from the Earth (a blue exercise ball) to the Moon (a smaller yellow ball) -- to be filmed from a drone!
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon, Raven Hill is hosting the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. On Thursday, July 18th at 7pm, the orchestra will perform a "Celestial Summer" concert outdoors under the Pavilion at Raven Hill. The concert is free to the public. For more information, call 231.536.3369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Day is usually the first Monday of each month except September due to Labor Day. Come around 10 am to help whittle away at the refrigerator list of tasks. At noon, enjoy a potluck lunch and then head home or help out some more!
Other opportunities: helping with field trip groups or doing simple outdoor work. For more information, call Cheri at 231.536.3369.
Enjoy the hands-on museum, exotic animals, natural history and periodic rooms indoors and then head outdoors to explore. Make music in the Earth Tones Music Garden; discover the geologic history of the earth along the Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park walk, play in the One Room Schoolhouse, have fun at the accessible Tree House and then head over the boardwalk to the Ancient World with its pyramid, sphinx, Roman arch, obelisk and Easter Island head.
How to get here from where you are! Driving directions to Raven Hill from US-131 at Boyne Falls, MI; M-66 at East Jordan, MI; I-75 Exit 282 at Gaylord, MI; US-31 at Traverse City, MI