Discovery Pier

Fishing Pier Open to Public!

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The Discovery Pier can’t be beat for fishing opportunities in West Grand Traverse Bay. Deep water right off the Pier provides access to many species: Lake and Brown Trout, Salmon, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch and panfish. Picnic tables and benches make it a great place to take the kids. There’s even parking and a porta-john […]

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Ship Shape Exhibit To Add USCG Icebreaker Model

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        Plans are taking shape for the USCG icebreaker model addition to the Ship Shapes exhibit in the courtyard. This phase of the exhibit is a tribute to the Coast Guard and the important role they play in keeping our Great Lakes safe. Fundraising is under way and volunteers will be organizing to begin […]

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Michigan Humanities Council Grant Awarded

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The Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a major grant of $9,350 from the Michigan Humanities Council. The grant funds will be used to develop educational signs and interpretive panels for the upcoming Ship Shapes exhibit. For more information visit this page.  

Facilities

Designs Released!

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John Dancer, with Cornerstone Architects, has released several beautiful renderings of the design for the future facility for Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. These designs are the result of a year-long planning process, during which we gathered information from the four partner organizations of Discovery Center, as well individuals, community leaders, and educators in our […]

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Master Facilities Site Plan Announced

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We are pleased to announce the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes Master Facilities Plan! Through a year-long planning process, we gathered information from the organizations and people currently involved with Discovery Center, as well individuals, community leaders, and educators in our area. This information was then carefully collected, considered, and used by Cornerstone Architects and […]