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Nonprofits After Hours – May 2

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Open House at the Discovery Center Collaborative Come to an open house to check out Traverse City’s newest coworking space. Established for nonprofit organizations and the people who work for them. Food and beverages will be served, along with the opportunity to spend time in great company. Event Details 13170 S West Bay Shore Drive […]

Cruise Ships

New Expedition Class Cruise Ship to Call in Traverse City

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Like an eighth ocean in the forests of North America, the hard-to-access Great Lakes are a natural paradise that the HANSEATIC inspiration will visit in style. A brand-new Expedition Class cruise ship currently being built For Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will be visiting Traverse City on June 15 2020. Originating from Toronto, the 14 day itinerary includes […]

Community Input

Third Coast Conversation

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What does water mean to you? Water is a source of beauty, livelihood, recreation, spiritual connection, food, life itself. The fresh water of Grand Traverse Bay is an essential element of our reasons for living in this area. Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes invites you to participate in a unique community-wide conversation about water and […]


Volunteer Open House

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Saturday’s volunteer fair has been covered by the Record-Eagle. Saturday. February 2,  11 AM – 3 PM Discovery Center, Pier & Collaborative 13240 S West Bayshore Dr. Traverse City, Michigan 49684 The Discovery Center is a collaboration of five non-profit organizations with two things in common: A passion for the Great Lakes and a need for volunteer […]


Collaborative Near Completion

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For the past several months, the Discovery Center has worked to renovate the old Family Video building. It is now nearly complete. We created a co-working space for nonprofits focused on water and natural resources. Our goal is to bring organizations and individuals with parallel missions together under one roof to increase cooperation and share […]