Longway Planetarium

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Genesee County Residents receive 50% off admission to shows at Longway Planetarium. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount. Discounted admission is funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.

Hours & Ticket Prices

Longway Planetarium is wheelchair accessible

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Lobby Hours
Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Longway Planetarium 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

Genesee County Residents: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors 60+, $2.50 youth ages 2-11
Genesee County residents must present their driver’s license or ID with address on it to receive their discount.
Non-Residents: $7 adults, $5 seniors 60+, $5 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Members: Free
Members must present both their membership card and photo ID to receive their discounts. If the member card isn't available, Guest Services can look up the membership with photo ID.

Please present proof of status to receive a discount, i.e. member card, veteran ID, active military ID, or staff ID.
ASTC: Free
Flint Children’s Museum members: $1 off per ticket
Impression 5 and Ann Arbor Hands-On members: 50% off
Veterans, active military families, and teachers: Free
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Special Events

Get all the details about upcoming activities and events, including First Friday talks and Second Saturday Trivia Nights.

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Now Showing

Moles: What is Out There?


Also showing at 12:00 PM Monday, February 17
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.

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Wonders of the Arctic

1:00 PM Saturday & Sunday

Also showing at 1:00 PM Monday, February 17
This show explores the state of the Arctic today, the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment, and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow. Recommended for adults and kids 6 and older.

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2:00 PM Saturday & Sunday

Also showing at 2:00 PM Monday, February 17
Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Narrated by Mark Hamill. Great for ages 8 and older.

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Skies Over Michigan

3:00 PM every afternoon

Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Great for ages 10 to adult.

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet

4:00 PM every afternoon and 7:00 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday

No 4 p.m. show February 4 and 12. No 7 p.m. show February 14 and 15
From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, discover untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Narrated by Kate Winslet. Recommended for adults and kids 6 and older.

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The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love

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."

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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.


Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503

Sloan Museum
4190 E. Court St.
Burton, Michigan 48509

Perry Archives
303 Walnut St.
Flint, Michigan 48503


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