Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours and ticket prices?
Sloan Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Tickets to Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, (60+), $3 for youth ages 2-11, and free for ASTC reciprocal members. Children 1 and younger are free.

Tickets to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, (60+), $7 for youth ages 2-11, $3 for members, and $3 for ASTC reciprocal members. Children 1 and younger are free.

Longway Planetarium is open Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Longway Planetarium admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (60+), $4 for youth ages 2-11, and free for children 1 and younger.

What do you have for kids to do?
At Sloan Museum, younger visitors will enjoy the permanent gallery, Wisner's Whizbang Emporium. The museum features touring exhibits throughout the year. Click here for current exhibits. Longway Planetarium offers a variety of space and science shows for younger visitors. A family science room with interactive games and toys is open daily during the summer and on weekends during the school year.

Where can I park? / Is parking free?

Visitors are welcome to park anywhere in the Flint Cultural Center. All parking lots are free of charge. For visitors to Sloan Museum, we recommend the parking lot on the north side of the museum, near Matthews and Forest Streets. There is parking for disabled people closer to the museum. To reach these spaces, drive past the main parking lot and up the hill; the spaces are on your left side. Visitors are also welcome to park in the spaces directly in front of the building. As there are only three spaces directly in front of the museum, these spots fill up fast.

Buick Gallery visitors may park on the east side of the lot of Whiting Auditorium. This is the closest parking for this building. Visitors may also park at Sloan Museum and enjoy a short walk to Buick Gallery.

For Longway Planetarium, visitors are able to park in the lot directly in front of the building.

How do I find the entrance of Sloan Museum from the parking lot? 

If you park in the lot north of Sloan Museum, please follow the signs up the hill to the main entrance of the building. If you park in front of the museum or in the disabled parking, please make your way to the sidewalk and follow the signs. The entrance is clearly marked.

Are there any school groups at Sloan Museum or Longway Planetarium today?
The busiest time of year for school groups is September through mid-June, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you would like to come at a time when there are no school groups, please come after 2 p.m. during the school year, or on the weekends.

Is Buick Gallery open to the public?
Buick Gallery is closed for repairs as of February 25, 2018. The Perry Archives remain open for research by appointment only. Call 810-237-3440 to schedule a research appointment.

I want to research at the Perry Archives. How can I do this?
All research requests need to be made before your visit. We have the largest archive of Flint and Genesee County history. It is available to the public, however, appointments must be made in advance. Call 810-237-3440 to schedule a research appointment.

Do you do appraisals?
No. The IRS views museums and archives as interested parties and therefore Sloan Museum does not provide appraisals of the monetary value of materials proposed for donation or for any other reason. However, professional appraisers will perform this service for a fee. To find a licensed appraiser in your area, contact one of the following organizations for a referral:
• American Society of Appraisers
• International Society of Appraisers
• Appraisers Association of America

Besides the shows, what else is there to do at the planetarium?
Visitors to Longway Planetarium can also enjoy the family science room, small exhibits, a mural of hidden objects, and the Hubble Sky Screen.

Can I buy tickets at the door or online?
Visitors may buy tickets online or at the venue of their choice. Advance ticket purchase for special events is often required, as events frequently sell out.

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