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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. 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: To allow everyone ample opportunities to learn, create, grow, and play together, as they make connections that expand their awareness of the world as it was, is and might be.


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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