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…
DISCOUNT VALID SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2019 ONLY
Purchase a new Family Membership or renew your current membership. Your family can enjoy unlimited admission to traveling exhibits and planetarium shows with a membership! Come back again and again to explore the new exhibits, “Wild Kratts®: Creature Power®!” and “Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘N’ Roll” at Sloan Museum’s Courtland Center Mall location. Unlimited shows at Longway Planetarium will keep your family coming back all year round.Learn more
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
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
4:00 PM daily and 7:00 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday
The Ooky Spooky Light Show is a delight for the entire family. Favorite Halloween songs like "The Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters," "Thriller," "Night on Bald Mountain," and more, come to life with amazing graphics and lights. Great for ages 6 to adult! No 4 p.m. show October 8. No 7 p.m. show October 31.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.
- 19 Oct, 19Upcoming
Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a fun night of dancing, trick or treating and more! Dance the Monster Mash and enjoy a showing…26 Oct, 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…31 Oct, 19Upcoming
Sloan Museum at Courtland Center has special extended hours on Halloween! Enjoy trick-or-treating, hands-on activities, and a selfie station, included with general admission. General admission…01 Nov, 19Upcoming
Guest Speaker Mark Jeffery will highlight the puzzles of nature that meteorites help us investigate, and the quirks of human nature that are sometimes stirred…09 Nov, 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.