About Us

Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes connects people of all ages and abilities to Grand Traverse Bay. Our campus is home to five partners, whose stewardship, education and historical preservation programs and services  link our community to our water.

We were founded in 2007 following Michael Dow’s generous donation of land to Rotary Camps & Services, the property management arm of the Traverse City Rotary Club. Read more about our history here.

Our Partners