Complimentary parking is located across the street (NW) from the Discovery Pier at:
Discovery Center Collaborative Building
13170 S. W. Bay Shore Dr. #104
Traverse City, MI 49684
PLEASE ENTER THE PARKING LOT OF THE DISCOVERY CENTER COLLABORATIVE BUILDING AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS FOR TOUR BOAT PARKING. WE ARE LOCATED AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING ON THE CORNER DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE DIRT/GRAVEL PARKING LOT.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING: If you are arriving from the south, you will come to the Discovery Center/Great Lakes Children Museum before you arrive at the Discovery Center Collaborative building. DO NOT turn into the Discovery Center/Great Lakes Children Museum parking lot. This is not the correct parking lot. Continue past the Discovery Center until you arrive at the Discovery Center Collaborative building. Once you have entered the parking area for the Discovery Center Collaborative building, follow the directional signs for tour boat parking. Tour boat parking is located at the south side of the building in the dirt/gravel parking area. There is a relatively short walk to the boat and we ask that you please use the crosswalk when crossing Bay Shore Dr.
HANDICAP PARKING: Handicap parking is available at the Discovery Pier parking area at 13271 S.W. Bay Shore Dr. When you pull into the pier, directly to your right you will find handicap parking spots. Or you may continue past The Discovery Vessel and park in the parking area at the end of the pier. Should all of these spots be occupied, you may drop your party off at the vessel and park in the tour boat parking lot across the street at the Discovery Center Collaborative building.