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About Us

Raven Hill Discovery Center was established in 1991 and opened in 1992, It is a unique 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 170 acres in Charlevoix County adjacent to Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. Raven Hill is a teaching institution where visitors learn as much from the indoor and outdoor exhibits as they do from the knowledgeable staff and volunteers." 

Mission & Vision:

Raven Hill draws on its mission to guide its growth and development. 

Mission Statement

To provide a place that enhances hands-on & lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts.

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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