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Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021
Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation and will re-open in late 2021 as the new Sloan Museum of Discovery. We encourage you to visit our temporary exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Visitors can enjoy over 30 historic automobiles from Sloan Museum's vehicle collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a family play area.
Sloan Museum’s renovation and expansion is a $26.5 million project. Over 85% of this goal has been raised through donations from private foundations, corporations, and individuals. Please join the MIllion Dollar Match and help us close the gap! Triple your impact with a gift by December 31, 2019. Your donation will be matched 2 to 1 by the C. S. Mott Foundation.
Thank you, Genesee County, for supporting arts and culture!
Thanks to the Genesee County Arts Education & Cultural Enrichment Millage, effective August 8, 2018, Genesee County residents receive 50% off Longway Planetarium tickets. Genesee County residents also receive free general admission to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. General admission exhibits include the historic vehicles exhibit and the family play area. Traveling exhibit admission is $3 per person for Genesee County residents. 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.
Current Shows & Exhibits
4:00 PM every afternoon and 7:00 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday
This show features 16 songs to fill you with cheer, including holiday classics, some new hits, and a few fun oddities, all set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor.Learn More
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 - JANUARY 20, 2020
Step into the world of Wild Kratts® to explore the secret lives of amazing creatures in this brand new exhibit. Immerse yourself in animal habitats from around the globe, discover incredible creature powers and go on a mission to foil the villains’ nefarious plans.Learn More
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 - JANUARY 20, 2020
Rock U is an interactive adventure into one of North America's greatest institutions: Rock and Roll! Explore the foundations of Rock dating back to the 1950s, focusing on the lives of early greats. Hear live concerts through listening stations, and even try your hand at playing instruments!Learn More
8:00 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Longway Planetarium breathes new life into the classic rock light show format with an original production set to the music of Queen. Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including favorites like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites The Dust," and "You’re My Best Friend."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.
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.