Discovery Center Great Lakes

Traverse City, MI   |  http://WWW.DISCOVERYGREATLAKES.ORG

Mission

TO CONNECT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, ABILITIES AND NEEDS TO THE GREAT LAKES THROUGH RECREATION, EDUCATION, HISTORY, SCIENCE AND STEWARDSHIP.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

MATTHEW MCDONOUGH

Main address

13170 S West Bay Shore Dr Ste 100

Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

EIN

77-0660051

NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (A19)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

DISCOVERY CENTER AND PIER - THE DISCOVERY CENTER IS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF ROTARY CAMPS TO PROVIDE A CAMPUS FOR FIVE OF THE REGION'S NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITH FOCUSES ON WATER AND NATURAL RESOURCES. MORE THAN 40,000 GUESTS VISIT THE SITE EACH YEAR, PRIMARILY TO VISIT THE GREAT LAKES CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, BUT ALSO TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS' ON-SITE PROGRAMS. THE DISCOVERY PIER IS A COLLECTION OF FOUR GREAT LAKES TALL SHIPS AND OTHER HISTORIC WOODEN BOATS. MORE THAN 15,000 PASSENGERS A YEAR TAKE CRUISES ON TWO OF THE SCHOONERS. ONE OF THE TALL SHIPS HOSTS A THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM FOR YOUTH FROM AT-RISK ENVIRONMENTS EACH SUMMER. ANOTHER OF THE SCHOONERS OPERATES AN UNDERWATER REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR HIGH AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ITS DECK AND TAKES STUDENTS OUT ON THE BAY TO LEARN ABOUT FRESHWATER ECOLOGY. IT IS ALSO A PLACE WHERE THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW THE TALL SHIPS, FISH FROM THE PIER, PICNIC, OR SIMPLY ENJOY THE VIEW.

Expenses
$438,567
Revenue
$121,035

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