Where science, history & art connect for all ages
Raven Hill closed until further notice.
The danger of COVID-19 remains foremost in the minds of the Raven Hill Board of Directors. After much discussion, the Raven Hill Board has made the difficult decision to “hibernate” for 12 months, so that everyone can stay socially distant from one another and the Center can safely open a year from now with a plan for whatever the future brings. Opening for this 2020 spring and summer season would be difficult in this time of social distancing. Fall and winter are slow times, so opening in the spring of 2021 in time for spring field trips, discovery camps and summer visitors, seems to be the best option for the Center at this point in time. Work will go on behind the scenes and your continued support is appreciated. Check us out daily on Facebook and the website (www.MiRavenHill.org) for informal learning activities, photo memories, updates and more. We can be reached by phone: 231.675.6025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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"
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 will chronicle 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. After consulting with Smithsonian staff, the Labor Days exhibit has been rescheduled to August & September of 2021, due to COVID-19. Raven Hill Discovery Center is working behind the scenes on the research & design of the exhibit, as well as related exhibits, programs and events during this “down time”.
Volunteer Days are CANCELLED until further notice, due to COVID-19. Usually, Volunteer Days is 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