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Where Science, History & Art Connect for All Ages 
 Through Hands-On Activities & Explorations Both Indoors & Outdoors
 Established in 1991 ~ A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation

This Week!
Open Monday-Friday, August 24-28, from 10 am-4 pm
Open Saturday, August 29, 2015 from Noon-4 pm
Open Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Also Open by Appointment by Calling 231.536.3369

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 4737 Fuller Road | East Jordan, Michigan 49727
A rural setting with pond, swamp, forests & fields on 157 acres in Charlevoix County in Northern Lower Michigan
Raven Hill's Sphinx and Pyramid
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Open All Year!
Raven Hill's Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Also Open by Appointment
Raven Hill's Fall, Winter and Spring Hours:
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Also Open by Appointment Monday - Friday and Other Weekend Hours

Schedule Your Visit, ClassField TripSpecial Group, Party, Reunion or Outreach Today
by Calling 231.536.3369 or Emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org! 

Earth Tones Music Garden

Admission Price:
Members: Free Membership form
$10 for Adults and Children
 Free for Babies Staying in Backpacks or Strollers


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Summer hours: Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday Noon to 4:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Also open other hours by appointment by calling 231.536.3369 or emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org
Aug 26

Opening of Historical Interpretive Center at 1910 Waterworks Building (210 East Division Street, Boyne City) 4:00 pm with Ice Cream Social & Opening Remarks ~ presented by CCHPS and the City of Boyne City

Sep 12

FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4 pm ~ Families FREE                Please no groups or organizations on FREE Second Saturdays ~ It's a Family Affair!

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Raven Hill Discovery Center Summer Hours are in Effect: Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Also Open by Appointment by calling 231.536.3369 or emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Summer hours are in effect! Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Open other hours by appointment! Call 231.536.3369 or email info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org. There is something to interest everyone - Science, History or Art and the connections between them!

Open Monday - Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Open Saturdays: Noon to 4:00 pm
Open Sundays:   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Also Open Other Hours By Appointment

Grand Opening of Historical Interpretive Center at the 1910 Water Works Building 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 presented by the CCHPS and the City of Boyne City

Come join the City of Boyne City and Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS) for the opening of the Historical Interpretive Center at the 1910 Water Works Building, 210 East Division, Boyne City on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 with an Ice Cream Social and Opening Remarks at 4:00 pm. Help celebrate this long term CCHPS project as it becomes a reality! For more information contact 231.883.9867. 

Click here for the Grand Opening of Historical Interpretive Center flyer/poster

FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm on September 12, 2015

Saturday, September 12th FREE 2nd Saturday

The popular FREE SECOND SATURDAY: FAMILY AFFAIR events continue at Raven Hill Discovery Center through 2015 with the next event on Saturday, September 12th, with FREE ADMISSION for Families from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Bring the whole family or make it a special event for parent and child.

Please no organizations or groups on FREE 2nd Saturdays - remember, it's a family affair!

2015 Raven Hill Discovery Center Calendar

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Feb 28  “Be an Engineer” Day: Explore Engineering Careers

Mar 28 - Apr 12 Hands-On Holiday: Spring Break

Mar 28 - Apr 10  NASA Display: Lunar (Moon) Rocks & Meteorite Discs

Mar 29  Confluences Show Opens at Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC) connecting science & history to art

May 1  Confluences closes at JRAC but continues at RHDC

May 3  Annual Spring Open House & Opening of Evolving Technology (ET) Building

Jun 25 - 26  Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop

Jun 27 - 28  Ham Radio Field Day

Jul 18  Summer Magic Festival: Fun & Games (Adults only)

Jul 25  Fly Tying (Jewelry) Workshop with Brian Kozminski

Aug 15  Ham Radio Special Event: 1x1 celebrating Raven Hill Discovery Center’s 25th Birthday

Aug 22  Community TEC (Transportation Explorations & Challenges) Day

Sep 26 - Oct 26  Ninety Years: Todd Family History Exhibit

Oct 3  Fire & Clay Festival

Oct 10  Breezeway Fall Color Cruise

Dec 28  Holiday Gathering: Food, Fun & Friends


Raven Hill’s Summer Magic 2015: Fun & Games  

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 6 pm ~ Results

Down the rabbit hole         

Like Alice in Wonderland, over a hundred guests found themselves moving from property to property on a giant monopoly board, complete with railroads and Community Chest at Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Annual Summer Magic Festival.  They bid on silent auction items displayed on huge dice and enjoyed “just visiting” at the jail.  This year’s festival theme was “Fun and Games” and it was evident everywhere.  Nathan Bates Catering served picnic food on tables adorned with stacks of board games and guest tables were decorated with red gingham tablecloths and old-fashioned toys like Slinkys, Jacob’s ladders and yoyos.  Some of the Center’s favorite games were moved outside for guests to enjoy and oversized dice with Raven Hill Discovery Center exhibits and facilities pictured encouraged guests to explore the grounds and punch cards in hopes of being the winner of a drawing.  Lots of new faces and great weather made Summer Magic 2015 one of the best.  The annual fundraiser helps support operations and programs at Raven Hill.  Raven Hill board and staff are already starting to plan for next year’s silver anniversary.  “Silver Threads” will be the theme for the Saturday, July 16, 2016 Summer Magic event, so everyone is encouraged to save the date and attend.  

Summer Magic 2015: Fun & Games Silent Auction

Summer Magic Fun & Games Giant Monopoly Board at the Silent Auction

Raven Hill’s Summer Magic 2015: Fun & Games

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 6 pm ~ Adults Only

The excitement builds as Raven Hill Discovery Center prepares for its annual fundraiser.  This year’s summer festival theme is “Fun & Games” and supporters of the nonprofit family-oriented science, art and history education center and museum again will gather to help the facility continue its year-round goals.  This year’s benefit festival will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, in rural East Jordan.  

You can be a sponsor by filling in the forms below or contact 231.536.3369 or info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org 

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Please Support our Sponsors Below! 

Summer Magic 2015 Sponsors  

5 Star Sponsors:  

Darrell Jacob and Rick Owen

East Jordan Plastics, Inc.


4 Star Sponsors:  

Gillard Enterprises; Boyne District Library; Frank & Kay Moler; Friar Tuck’s Gallery & Frame Shop; Michael Banyai; Paul & Lisa Blanchard; Van Dam Custom Boats; WCMU-CMU Public Broadcasting 

3 Star Sponsors: 

Brown Motors; Crooked Tree Breadworks; Eyes on Main/Gaylord Eye Care Center, Inc.; Genealogy Interest Group; Jim & Joani Braun; Jordan Valley Glass Works; Karen & Roger Reynolds; Kathy Phelps-Rusche; Lake Michigan Yacht Sales; Michael Banyai; Mullaly’s 128 Gallery; Robinson’s Landscaping & Nursery, Inc.; Sea Glass Fine Art Photography; Sweetgrass Custom Framing; Walter & Sheila Klaczko; Ward & Eis Gallery  

2 Star Sponsors: 

Bella Vita Restaurant & Bar; Cheri Leach; Diane & Ed Strzelinski; Floyd “Ted” Hindbaugh; Jordan River Arts Council; Korthase Flinn Insurance; Leon & Janet Jarema; Luke Buck Studio; Maple Ridge Iberians; Matt & Katie McLeod; Northern Table; PartyLite Independent Consultant, Julie Werlein; Preston Feather Building Center 

1 Star Sponsors:  

A Beauty Center; Ace Hardware of Boyne City; Ace Hardware of Charlevoix; American Spoon; Art Van Petoskey; Aten Place; BC Pizza; Bear Company; Betty’s Restaurant; Birds Nest; BlissFest; Boyne Avenue Greenhouse; Boyne Co-op True Value; Boyne Country Provisions; Boyne District Library; Boyne Trading Company; Café 32; CCHPS; Celeste Murdick’s Fudge; Charlevoix County Club; Charlevoix Harbor Wear; Cherry Hill Greenhouse; Cherry Republic; CindiFranco’s Cool Stuff; D’Amour Humus; Darrow’s Restaurant; Daybreak Dream Farms; East Park Tavern; Element Gallery; Ellsworth Farmers Exchange; en vogue salon; Family Farm and Home; Family Video Boyne City; Family Video Charlevoix; Faux Finishing Service; Fuji Salon and Spa; Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars; George Lemay; Glenn Hindbaugh; Goodhart Glass Works; Grain Train Natural Foods Market; Grocer’s Daught Chocolate; Grondin’s Hair Center; Halfway to the Top; Horton Bay General Store; Indian Hills Gallery; Indo-China Gardens; Inspired Living; Jack & Vicki Hobey; Jake's Place Tavern; Jean Van Dam; Jim & Susan Mabee; John & Arlene Minsky; Kilwins of Boyne City; Kilwins of Charlevoix; King Orchard; Kirby & Betrina Snively; Lake Street Market; Laura Chaney; Magnum Hospitality; Martha Clapp; Mary’s of Boyne; McGill’s Nature in Motion; Monarch Garden & Floral Design; Nathan Diller; Nature’s Garden; Otis Pottery; Peachblow Pottery; Peirce & Marge Erb; Peninsula in Boyne City; Progressive Dental Care; Radio Shack/B & L Sound, Inc.; Railside Bar & Grill; Red Mesa Grill; Riverside Tire; Roadhouse 757; Rocking Horse Toy Company; Roast & Toast; Royal Farms; Scovie’s Gourmet Deli & Bake Shop; Siegrist Greenhouse and Farm; Simonsen’s Bakery; Sky’s the Limit; Smitten Design Studio; Smoke on the Water; Subway of Boyne City; Taffy Barrell; Tom & Marge Teske; Touch of Spring; Tropic Cove; Upsy-Daisy Floral; Vince & Becky Pernicano; Walloon General Store & Deli; William & Mary Beth Soellner; Work and Play Shop; Yellow Dog Gallery


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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts
This web site supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

 through Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Operational Grant Award.


Raven Hill is:

  • A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
  • Home to Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS)
  • Home to Raven Hill Discovery Center's Amateur Radio Club (ARC)
  • Host to NOthern Michigan Astronomy Club (NOMAC)
  • Member of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Museum Alliance
  • 2005 Crooked Tree Arts Center eddi Award recipient for Arts & Cultural Organizations
  • Presenter in Michigan's 2012-2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory
  • A GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant

Raven Hill Discovery Center is a GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant