Sloan Museum at the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation. Sloan Museum's new exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall is the temporary home of over 30 historic vehicles from Sloan Museum's automotive collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a new Wisner's Whizbang Emporium play area.
January 19 - April 24, 2019
Swing like a spider monkey! Ride the butterfly zip-line! Discover a rodent that weighs more than 100 pounds, and a beetle that can carry more than 850 times its own weight! Explore one of the least-known habitats on Earth in a fully interactive maze, chock full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. The journey begins in the highest treetops surrounded by migratory birds and radiant sunlight. Answer challenge questions to progress through the maze. Incorrect answers lead to dead ends, while correct answers lead deeper into the rainforest. By the time you reach the forest floor, you will better understand how humans impact this diverse yet fragile forest, and how you can make a difference. Great for ages 4 to adult. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.Learn more
May 11 - September 8, 2019
Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate how a chameleon changes colors, how a giant squid propels itself, how a fly walks on the ceiling, and much more. Test your reaction time against a house fly’s and try to stick like a fly to a sloped surface using special hand and knee pads. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat, and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall.