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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

TODAY!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Closed or Open by Appointment by Calling
231.536.3369 or 877.833.4254

Visit Us: 
 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
Contact Us:
231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 | fax 231.536.0132 
info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Open All Year!
Raven Hill's Fall, Winter and Spring Hours:
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Also Open by Appointment Monday through Friday and Other Hours During the Weekend!
Schedule Your Visit, ClassField TripSpecial Group, Party, Reunion or Outreach Today
by Calling 231.536.3369 or 877.833.4254 or Emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org! 

Earth Tones Music Garden

Admission Price:
Members: Free Membership form
$8 for Adults and Children
 Free for Babies Staying in Backpacks or Strollers

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS

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Click here for the Raven Hill Discovery Center 2014 Calendar
Click here for the latest Raven Hill News and Press Releases
Spring Hours are in Effect

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Fall, Winter, Spring Hours - Open Saturday Noon to 4 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 4 pm. Also open by appointment Monday through Friday and other hours during the weekend!

2014
 

Spring hours: Monday through Friday Open by Appointment; Saturday Open Noon to 4:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm or always by appointment
April 20
Easter Sunday - Closed
April 24
NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) meeting at Raven Hill 7:30 pm.  
May 4
Annual Spring Open House: Acknowledging the Support of MCACA and NEA for 2014 Operational Grant Award from Noon to 4:00 pm
May 10
FREE Second Saturday with FREE Admission for Families from Noon to 4:00 pm (No Groups or Organizations)
May 23-26
Hands-On Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend with extended hours each day from Noon to 4:00 pm!
May 27
Summer Hours Begin: Weekdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Saturdays Noon-4:00 pm; Sundays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

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RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER EVENT DETAILS

Regular Spring Hours at Raven Hill - Open by Appointment Monday through Friday ~ Noon to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays and by Appointment Other Weekend Hours

Regular Spring Hours: Raven Hill is open Noon to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays. The Center is always open by appointment Mondays through Fridays and other hours during the weekend.

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Closed 

Raven Hill Discovery Center will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20th.

NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) Monthly Meeting at 7:30 pm at Raven Hill Discovery Center on Thursday, April 24, 2014

NOMAC (NOrthern Michigan Astronomy Club) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 24th, at 7:30 pm at Raven Hill Discover Center.  Meetings are always on Thursdays and are planned to be close to the optimal viewing time each month. Weather permitting, observing occurs after the meeting. So dress accordingly!  All are welcome to join regular members.

Annual Spring Open House: Acknowledging the Support of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the 2014 Operational Grant Award on May 4, 2014 from Noon to 4:00 pm

Join Raven Hill Discovery Center on May 4th from noon to 4:00 pm for our Annual Spring Open House as we acknowledge the support of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the 2014 Operational Grant Award. Friends, Fun and Food.

FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm on May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014, FREE 2nd Saturday

The popular FREE SECOND SATURDAY: FAMILY AFFAIR events continue at Raven Hill Discovery Center through 2014 with the next event on May 10th 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! 

Raven Hill is excited to announce that FREE Second Saturdays: A Family Affair are fully funded for 2014 thanks to an anonymous donor! 2013 was fully funded thanks to an anonymous donor. In 2012, FREE 2nd Saturday was sponsored by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation from February through November and Charlevoix Lions Club in December 2012. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS OVER THE YEARS!

Click here for the 2014 Free Second Saturday Flyer

Hands-On Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 23, 2014 to Monday, May 26, 2014 with Extended Hours from Noon to 4:00 each day!

Celebrate the start of summer by visiting Raven Hill Discovery Center for Hands-On Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 23rd, to Monday, May 26th, with extended hours from Noon to 4:00 pm each day.

Raven Hill Discovery Center Summer Hours start Tuesday, May 27, 2014! Open Weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm! Open Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm! Also Open by Appointment

Summer hours start Tuesday, May 27th! Be sure to sign up for a summer class. There is something to interest everyone - Science, History or Art and the connections between them!

Open Weekdays: 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 by Appointment

May to June CMU Graduate Courses at Raven Hill for 2014 

Professional Development for Teachers and Interested Others

Graduate credit classes for educators through Central Michigan University, Off-Campus Programs at Raven Hill Discovery Center are offered year-round: two consecutive weekends during the school year and one week (Monday through Thursday) during the summer months.

CMU Credit Information

Each session offers three semester hours of graduate credit through Central Michigan University. Credit is accepted by most school districts toward professional certificate renewal or teacher recertification and may also be used to comply with the School Administrator continuing education requirement. If you are working on a degree program, please consult with your advisor or certification office to determine if the course will apply to your program.  Dates and times for 2014 off campus graduate courses at Raven Hill are now available. Sign up for May and June 2014 classes now!! In fact, you may also sign up for any 2014 classes!

Art Across the Ages (AAA)

May 10, 11, 17, 18 (WE) 

 SAIL (Students Actively Investigating Links) through Science

June 16-19 (WD)

Click here for 2014 Flyer of CMU, Off-Campus Programs at Raven Hill Discovery Center

2014 Raven Hill Discovery Center Calendar

Download the 2014 Raven Hill Discovery Center Calendar

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2014 SPECIAL EVENTS

SAVE THE DATES!


Sunday, July 13, 2014  Memorial Honoring Timothy Leach, Co-Founder of Raven Hill Discovery Center from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Raven Hill’s Summer Magic 2014: Full Steam Ahead at 6 pm

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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts
This web site supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts                       through Raven Hill Discovery Center’s 2013 and 2014 Operational Grant Awards.

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Raven Hill is:

  • A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
  • Member of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Museum Alliance
  • Host to NOthern Michigan Astronomy Club
  • 2005 Crooked Tree Arts Center eddi Award recipient for Arts & Cultural Organizations
  • Presenter in Michigan's 2012-2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory