Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center

Flint’s dramatic history as the birthplace of General Motors comes to life with artifacts chronicling the origins of the auto industry to the present. Explore the Flint Sit Down Strike and the birth of the UAW with hands-on activities. See Flint-made engines and machinery that established the city as part of the “Arsenal of Democracy,” and discover what life was like during the 1950s-70s. Over 600 artifacts and photographs are on display, including rare antique automobiles, colorful neon signs, period clothing, household furnishings and commercial goods.

Sloan Museum is nursing friendly. Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they feel comfortable. If you would like a private location, please use our Nursing Room, located next to the ladies restroom in Wisner's Whizbang Emporium.

Effective August 8, 2018: Due to the passing of the Arts & Culture Millage, Genesee County residents will receive free general admission to Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

Visitor Information - Flint Cultural Center

1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503

Hours
Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION
August 4 - December 9, 2018
During the "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit run, admission to Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center will be free every day of the week, thanks to the support of our partners, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the Ruth Mott Foundation.

For more information, please call 810-237-3450.

Effective August 8, 2018: Due to the passing of the Arts & Culture Millage, Genesee County residents will receive free general admission to Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall

4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509

Sloan Museum's new exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall is the temporary home of over 30 historic vehicles from our automotive collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and Wisner's Whizbang Emporium. Explore Flint's automotive history and larger-than-life traveling exhibits like Dinosaurs Unearthed, open now through January 6, 2019.

Hours
Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Dinosaurs Unearthed Traveling Exhibit Tickets
Genesee County Residents: $3 per person
Members: Free
Non-Residents: $10 adults, $9 seniors 60+, $7 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Other Discounts: $3 per person for ASTC, Veterans, Military Families, and Teachers

Effective August 8, 2018: Thanks to the passing of the Arts & Culture Millage, Genesee County residents will receive the discounted rate of $3 to Sloan Museum's traveling exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed at Courtland Center Mall, through January 6, 2019. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

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Special Events

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Current Exhibits

RACE: Are We So Different?

August 4 - December 9, 2018

This exhibit is the first in a series of events designed to inspire community conversations, presented by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition explores the science, history, and everyday experience of race in the United States.

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An Equal Opportunity Lie

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.

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Wisner's Whizbang Emporium

Explore Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, an interactive gallery where young and old can play together. Wonder at toys from the past as your little ones shop for food in the miniature grocery store and cook in the play kitchen. Take the wheel in the climb-on ambulance, play a board game, or discover a book together.

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Flint Sit-Down Strike Exhibit

Celebrating the 1936-37 Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan, Sloan Museum's exhibit tells the story of the struggles of automotive workers and their families, as well as what was happening in General Motors offices, through videos, displays and hands-on activities.

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20th Century Gallery - Flint And The American Dream

Flint’s dramatic history comes to life at Sloan Museum. Flint and the American Dream takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Flint in the 20th century, from the birth of the auto industry to the present. Here visitors encounter the ups and downs of General Motors, the birth of the UAW, Flint’s role as the “Arsenal of Democracy” and what life was like during the 50s, 60s and 70s. The gallery is packed with over 600 artifacts and photographs, including rare antique automobiles, colorful neon signs, period clothing, household furnishings and commercial goods.

ABOUT US

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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.

OUR VENUES

Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503


Sloan Museum
1221 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
810.237.3450
sloan@sloanlongway.org


Courtland
4190 E Court St,
Burton, MI 48509

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