The Discovery Pier Pedestrian crossing is a seasonal modular pedestrian island of refuge that we put out in the middle of M22 every spring and take out every fall to remove obstructions for snow plows. It is the first of its kind in Michigan. PPP, Inc., the supplier featured our pedestrian island in this YouTube […]
The Discovery Pier is a new and unique venue for events of all kinds. Not just on the water, it is literally out in the Bay. Surrounded by tall ships and spectacular views of Traverse City. There is no other rentable space like it in northern Michigan. With capacity for a 60′ x 100′ tent, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
On Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm the Traverse City Light & Power Board of Directors will consider two actions with respect to the former coal dock property. To see what’s on the agenda, check out the memo containing proposed actions Declaring Coal Dock Surplus. First, they will consider declaring the property surplus. This is an action […]
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 […]
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 […]