Cape Ann Discovery Center

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Learn & Discover at Cape Ann

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Questions? Email us or give us a ring:, 978.281.8400.

Looking for a jumping-off point for your outdoor adventures? Visit the Discovery Center to delve deeper into the unique cultural and natural heritage of our reservations on Cape Ann. (Oh, and it's also a lot of fun!)

The Ravenswood Discovery Center is closed this summer. Please check back this fall for program and event updates.

Cape Ann Discovery Center
Ravenswood Park | 481 Western Avenue, Gloucester
978.281.8400 |

We are open:

  • Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday Holidays | 10AM–3PM
  • Weekdays and evenings for prescheduled programs or group reservations.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends

What can you do at the Discovery Center?
A bunch of hands-on activities, a Discovery Desk, and an Investigation Station await! Borrow a Discovery Detective Pack for your outdoors exploration in the park. Special group programs for schools, scouts, and clubs are available upon request; email us or give us a ring to learn more.

Join us for a program or event
We use the unique power of place to help you expand your understanding of (and connection to) the land and to our community. Our Cape Ann landscapes – rich with natural and cultural heritage – are ideal settings to engage all ages in hands-on learning experiences that will give you, your family, and your friends, a deeper understanding and a stronger sense of our conservation community. Find an upcoming program or event >>

Cape Ann Spring Happenings >>

Make a day of it
Start off at the Discovery Center...then continue your exploration at our nearby properties! Each of our Cape Ann reservations is unique, from the breathtaking coastal views of the Coolidge Reservation to the meandering carriage paths at Ravenswood Park to the weather-beaten bluffs of Halibut Point.

Agassiz Rock, Manchester
Coolidge Reservation
, Manchester
Crowninshield Island, Marblehead
Halibut Point, Rockport
Misery Islands, Beverly
Mount Ann Park, Gloucester
Ravenswood Park
, Gloucester
Stavros Reservation, Essex

As a volunteer, you become a critical part of our mission to preserve Massachusetts’ landscapes and landmarks for future generations. Get involved: Volunteer with us!