Where science, history & art connect for all ages
Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan, MI 49727. We are 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!
$10 per person admission to hands-on museum and outdoor exhibits. 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"
We are accessible!
If you are in need of assistance, we are flexible and willing to make your visit a great experience. New sidewalks allow for easy outdoor access of the Picnic Pavilion and the bathroom located in the Fiber Studio. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, ff you could use a lift, please ask a staff member for a ride in Miss Daisy, our solar powered golf cart. Visitors can drive to the Schoolhouse and to the Ancient World.
In 2019, Raven Hill Discovery Center was one of ten sites in the United States selected to collaborate on a pilot project with the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street’s program. The project’s purpose is to create an exhibit about the national & local history of work. Labor Days: A History of Work chronicles the rise & fall of work in northern Michigan and how it relates to work in the rest of the state, the nation and around the world. The Labor Days exhibit is open during regular open hours or by appointment and will remain open through the end of December 2022. Call 231.536.3369 or email email@example.com for more information on the exhibit.
Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Pedal, Pig, and Pint Bike Tour, Sunday August 7, 2022, in Boyne City, Michigan. Riders of all ages and levels are welcome to enjoy this self-paced bike touring event. All riders start at Veterans Memorial Park in Boyne City and finish with a celebratory lunch at Stiggs Brewing Company. Register online at www.bikereg.com or at Veterans Memorial Park, 319 N. Lake St. in Boyne City, beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Registration includes an event bike shirt, lunch and a pint at Stiggs, a free admission pass to Raven Hill Discovery Center and acknowledgement for your support of these two amazing non-profit organizations. $50.00 for an individual, $100 for families (up to five related family members), and $25 for a child (under 15) accompanied by an adult, Wristbands will be distributed at registration and are required for Lunch and a pint at Stiggs Brewing Company, 112 S. Park St., Boyne City. www.stiggsbrewingcompany.com
Enjoy the hands-on museum and exotic animals indoors and then head outdoors. You can 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. The new Connections Trail starts up behind the Schoolhouse and parallels the existing Taxonomic (Taxi) Trail. The Connections Trail features learning stations spaced out along the pathway, just waiting for visitors enjoy and explore.
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
$10 per person admission to hands-on museum and outdoor exhibits.
Babies (under 1 year old) who STAY 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"