Visit Michigan’s largest planetarium, located at 1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503. Longway Planetarium presents educational and entertaining shows every day of the week! Click here to view complete show times. Lobby Hours Monday-Wednesday…
The Perry Archives are currently open to the public by appointment only, on Wednesdays. Researchers must call 810-237-3421 or email Collections@SloanLongway.org to arrange an appointment with Collections staff. Emails are encouraged. Click here to find…
Effective August 8, 2018: Due to the passing of the Arts & Culture Millage, Genesee County residents receive 50% off Longway Planetarium tickets. Genesee County residents also receive free general admission to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall (effective January 26, 2019). Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.
Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation
Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation. We encourage you to visit our new exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Visitors can enjoy over 30 historic vehicles from Sloan Museum's automotive collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a new Wisner's Whizbang Emporium play area.
Current Shows & Exhibits
MAY 11 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, how a giant squid propels itself, and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.Learn More
LIMITED SHOW TIMES: JULY 20 | JULY 25 | JULY 26 | JULY 27 | AUGUST 1 | AUGUST 2 | AUGUST 3
Join us for Apollopalooza on July 20 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Get hands-on with fun activities exploring moon craters and moon phases, and even help build a moon lander model. Head into the planetarium theater for Apollo: A Special Feature Presentation—Longway Planetarium’s very own tribute to this historic achievement. Food trucks will be available outside the planetarium. Can't make it to Apollopalooza? The show will still be a still for two weekends following the event.Learn More
Longway Planetarium presents shows every weekday, plus more showtimes on evenings and weekends! Michigan's largest planetarium draws visitors from across the state with immersive shows about space and science for all ages, as well as classic rock light shows.Learn More
Nursing Room Available at Sloan Museum
To better serve our patrons, we have created a nursing room for mothers and babies. This room is located near the family play area, Wisner's Whizbang Emporium.
- 28 Jul, 19Upcoming
Don your best wizarding attire and have your wands at the ready as you join us in the great hall for a fun morning tea…02 Aug, 19Upcoming
Monarch Butterflies are one of the most iconic species you can find in your own backyard. These beautiful orange visitors have enchanted us as children…10 Aug, 19Upcoming
Team up with your friends in groups of up to six people and compete against the other challengers in six common categories including science, history,…
Together, Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium serve more than 60,000 schoolchildren annually, providing standards-based classes in science and history. Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.