Discovery Pier

Record-Eagle in Favor of Community Harbor

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The Record-Eagle came out with a another favorable editorial today. The paper recognizes the long-term benefit that a a public waterfront educational attraction would have for our region. It concludes: There are dozens of details yet to be worked out before the city signs on to this or any plan for the coal dock. But […]

Discovery Pier

Important Public Meeting – Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 pm

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Save the Date! On Monday, January 13 at 5 pm there will be an important public meeting on the Discovery Center Harbor & Marina. A joint study session of the Traverse City Light & Power Board and the City Commission will meet in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center. More details will provided at the meeting gets closer.

Discovery Pier

Discovery Center Brings Proposal to TC Light & Power

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On December 10, 2013 the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes brought an exciting proposal to the Traverse City Light & Power Board. This proposal has huge potential economic, recreational, educational and cultural benefits to the residents and visitors of our region as an ACTIVE working waterfront with offerings such as: Major waterfront attraction – economic […]

Featured News

Flag Pole with Yard Arm & Gaff

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On August 12, 2013 Mr. Alwyn Johnson, of Interlochen, publicly criticized the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes in the Record-Eagle for flying the American Flag on a diagonal pole mounted to our nautical flag pole known as the “gaff.” While we admire Mr. Johnson’s patriotism and are grateful for his service, his citation of the US Flag […]

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 […]

Facilities

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 […]

Community Input

Community Survey Goes Live

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We need your ideas! As you can read elsewhere on this site, we are in the process of planning a new and improved Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes for our community. Having completed four highly productive focus groups in November, we are now distributing a community-wide survey to determine a vision for the Discovery Center with broad appeal to various audiences. If […]