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Discovery Center & Pier

Discovery Center & Pier


Environmental Organizations

About Us

Our mission is to connect people of all ages, needs and abilities to the Great Lakes through science, education and recreation. Our programming focuses on inclusivity – breaking down physical and financial barriers to accessing Great Lakes educational & recreational opportunities and inspiring tomorrow’s workforce to pursue careers in freshwater sciences and marine technology. The Discovery Center & Pier is in the process of redeveloping our Pier and 16-acre campus into a base for Great Lakes education including the site for the Traverse City Freshwater Research and Innovation Center.