Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall
Sloan Museum is now open at Courtland Center Mall, while the Flint Cultural Center location is closed for renovation. Sloan Museum will continue to present rotating hands-on traveling exhibits, historic vehicles from Flint and Genesee County history, and the Wisner's Whizbang Emporium family gallery.
Sloan Museum is nursing friendly. Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they feel comfortable. If you would like a private location, please use the Nursing Room, located in the back of the museum near Wisner's Whizbang Emporium.
Sloan Museum at Courtland Center
4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Last admittance at 4:30 p.m.
Sloan Museum is closed in observance of the following holidays:
New Years Eve & Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve & Day
4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court St. mall entrance, right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill.
Includes Robot Zoo, open through Sept. 8
Genesee County Residents*: FREE
Non-Residents: $8 adults, $7 seniors 60+, $6 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Other Discounts: Free for ASTC, Veterans, Active Military Families, and Teachers
*Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.
Tickets are available at the door. Genesee County residents may call 810-237-3450 to reserve tickets in advance. Non-residents may click the button below to purchase online.
May 11 - September 8, 2019
Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, how a giant squid propels itself, and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.Learn More
Historic Vehicles from Sloan Museum's Automotive Collection
Courtland Center is the temporary home of over 30 vehicles representing a cross section of Sloan Museum's automotive collection. A variety of vehicles are on display, including concept cars, trucks, and classic cars dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s. All of these vehicles have historic ties to Flint and Genesee County. Whether it was assembled in the area, entirely Flint-built, or features Flint-made parts, each vehicle helps tell a story about how the automotive industry shaped life in Flint—and how Flint put the world on wheels.
Wisner's Whizbang Emporium
If you loved Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium at Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center, you don't want to miss the chance to play in this new gallery at Courtland Center. The new gallery gives kids a place to be active and features an outdoor theme. Play on the climber, explore the giant dollhouse, shop for food in the grocery store, host a cookout at the play picnic table, put on an puppet show, and so much more. This is the perfect spot for kids and grown-ups to spend time playing together.
Sloan Museum's Renovation
Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation as of December 9, 2018 and will remain open at Courtland Center. Sloan Museum’s renovation will be fully funded by private donors. No Arts & Culture Millage dollars will be used for the project. More information about the renovation will be available soon.
Sign up to participate in a focus group!
Sloan Museum is in the planning phase of its renovation project, and is seeking community participation in reimagining its Flint history exhibits. Several focus groups will be held around Flint and Genesee County, and residents are invited to attend and share their ideas for the future of the museum. We’re preparing for our exhibits to undergo a radical transformation, and we want the entire community to be part of the process of imagining what an inclusive view of Flint’s history looks like.
Individuals can sign up to participate by sending an email to Sloan@SloanLongway.org. They will be contacted with information about the project and future focus group dates. Those who cannot attend in person are invited to send their ideas via email to Sloan@SloanLongway.org.
Sloan*Longway is the organization that manages Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Together, the destinations 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.