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 […]

Community Input

Focus Group Report Available

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Four focus groups were held to assist in the Discovery Center’s long-range facility planning process between November 8 and November 20, 2011. A total of total 50 people generously participated, divided equally between men and women. Representatives from business, government, the nonprofit sector, education, and the community at large came together to share their ideas. A preliminary report was generated […]

Community Input

Focus Groups Announced

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We Need Your Ideas and Insights to Enhance Our Planning for the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes Join us for a discussion about the future of the campus for the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. The Discovery Center currently includes four organizations: Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Maritime Heritage Alliance, Traverse Area Community Sailing, and The […]

Community Input

Planning Blog Launched

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Planning for the future of the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes is well underway. Cornerstone Architects, a highly qualified architectural firm has been retained to develop the design for new buildings on a beautiful campus that will best serve the members of the Discovery Center and the community. In early October, Pam Evans, lead consultant from NorthSky Nonprofit Network, facilitated a planning summit involving members […]