Visit Michigan’s largest planetarium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. This iconic Flint landmark draws crowds for state-of-the-art planetarium shows on exciting STEM topics, classic rock light shows, and engaging hands-on learning experiences.…
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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. Every gift makes an impact! Would you like to be part of the Discovery? Click to find out how you can buy an engraved brick, or make a donation in any amount.
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
NOW OPEN: February 1 - September 13, 2020
This active learning laboratory teaches physics principles through hands-on play. Explore potential and kinetic energy while racing cars and catapulting balls. Experiment with friction while hula-hooping and playing with an air table and puck. Discover the power of momentum as you test out Newton’s Cradle. This totally kinetic experience appeals to continuously bouncing kids of all ages.Learn More
NOW OPEN: February 1 - September 13, 2020
Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss brings the ocean floor to the surface! Investigate newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, deep-sea research submersibles, and shipwrecks like the Titanic in this hands-on adventure. Get an interactive look at the technology that has allowed people to explore the ocean floor as you fly a remotely operated vehicle and use a robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams.Learn More
4:00 PM every afternoon and 7:00 PM Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
No 4 p.m. show February 4 and 12. No 7 p.m. show February 14 and 15
Join a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, discover untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Recommended for adults and kids 6 and older.
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
12:00 PM Saturday & Sunday and 12:00 PM Monday, January 20
In this new astronomy show for preschoolers, kids will meet Plato, a curious little mole who lives in a dark, underground burrow. Plato desperately wants to see what is out there in the world above. One day he finally gets to see it all! Plato discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon, and the stars! Great for young children up to 6 years old.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.
- 06 Mar, 20Upcoming
In 1962, Thomas Kuhn published what would become his seminal work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. In the subsequent decades, this provocative book would go…13 Mar, 20Upcoming
All Scouts and their families are invited to join us for a fun-filled evening! See a planetarium show, enjoy a pizza dinner, then jump into…14 Mar, 20Upcoming
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,…11 Apr, 20Upcoming
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,…22 Apr, 20Upcoming
Join us for the inaugural Mix & Mingle Under the Stars! Stroll through Longway Planetarium and enjoy delicious tastings of local restaurants, cocktail artists, and…09 May, 20Upcoming
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,…13 Jun, 20Upcoming11 Jul, 20Upcoming
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.