Featuring 129 seats under an impressive 52 1/2-foot dome, the Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest planetarium. For more than half a century, Flint’s Longway Planetarium has been a major resource of science education for students…
Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and…
CURRENT SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS
January 20-May 13, 2018
Blast off in your own space capsule and discover the future of space exploration! Come aboard Starship Sloan, explore interactive navigation and technology stations, and get ready to pilot your own mission. Videogame interfaces and hands-on command centers allow YOU to become the engineers and astronauts that make space flight possible. Be The Astronaut is a traveling exhibit by Eureka Exhibits.Learn More
January 20-May 13, 2018
Dive into the underwater world of outer space! Plunge into microgravity simulation in the world’s most high-tech swimming pool, where astronauts practice repairing the International Space Station. Explore an extreme underwater training habitat as you discover how astronauts test equipment, conduct experiments, and live in isolation to prepare for space.Learn More
January 15-May 27, 2018
In 1967, Flint Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. Using objects and images from Sloan Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the housing segregation that characterized Flint’s residential development, as well as efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices.Learn More
Closing for repairs February 25, 2018
Buick Gallery is an annex exhibit space featuring historic vehicles from the Sloan Museum Automotive Collection. Buick Gallery is open Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 12–5:00 p.m., and is closed Monday-Thursday. Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+, and $6 for youth ages 2-11. Admission to both Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery is included in the ticket price. Tickets are valid for admission to Buick Gallery for one week from the date of your visit to Sloan Museum.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 ladies' room in the family gallery, Wisner's Whizbang Emporium.
- 24 Feb, 18Upcoming
Bring your lil sweetie out for a night of dancing and treats. Show off your best moves before heading into the planetarium for a special…02 Mar, 18Upcoming
Learn how some clever calculations and teamwork led a group of astronomers from Longway Planetarium and searchers from the Farmington Community Stargazers on a hunt…10 Mar, 18Upcoming
Mark your calendar for monthly Trivia Nights! Team up with your friends in groups of up to six people and compete against the other challengers…11 Mar, 18Upcoming
Join us at the historic Sloan Museum for Sunday afternoon tea. Enjoy small finger foods and an assortment of teas. Tickets are limited. For more…21 Mar, 18Upcoming
In 1968, Flint became the first municipality in the country to pass an open housing referendum. Despite the landmark passage, many of the act’s objectives…
New Member Policy
Because we are unable to verify membership levels on our website, member tickets for museum admission, shows, and events are no longer available online. To reserve member tickets, call Guest Services at 810-237-3400 or the Membership Coordinator at 810-237-3457. For both general public and members, a $2 service fee will be charged per transaction for tickets reserved by phone. Tickets can be reserved at no charge in person at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium front desks.
Sloan*Longway was created when Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum joined in 2004. Sloan*Longway is comprised of three facilities, namely Buick Automotive Gallery, Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum. Together, the organization serves more than sixty thousand school children annually, providing bench mark classes in science and history.
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