Where science, history & art connect for all ages
The danger of COVID-19 and its variants remain foremost in the minds of the Raven Hill Board of Directors, but the Center is planning to re-open on Saturday, April 17th, if state guidelines allow. Visitors will be asked to mask and socially distance inside and out. Visitor numbers and time spent indoors will both be limited, with other visitors being a given return time for indoor exploration. Continue to check the website (www.MiRavenHill.org) for the latest updates. If you have questions, feel free to call 231.536.3369. Check us out daily on Facebook or you can 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. The Labor Days exhibit is scheduled to open on Saturday, August 14, 2021 and will remain open through September 30, 2021. Hours: 10am to 4pm daily. Pending state pandemic guidelines, the exhibit may have to be virtual or open only by appointment in 2021 and open to the public in 2022. Call 231.536.3369 or email email@example.com to check on the status of the exhibit.
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 new "eyes-only" museum and exotic animals 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