Longway Planetarium

Featuring 129 seats under an impressive 52 1/2-foot dome, the Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest planetarium. For more than half a century, Flint’s Longway Planetarium has been a major resource of science education for students and families. The largest planetarium in the state, it has brought the stars to more than 2.5 million people since its opening on June 26, 1958.

Hours & Ticket Prices

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$6 - Adults
$4 - Seniors 60+
$4 - Youth ages 2-11
Free for members
Free for children 1 and under
Free for veterans, military families, and teachers

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New Membership Policy

Because we are unable to verify membership levels on our website, member tickets for shows and events are no longer available online. To reserve member tickets for shows and events, call Guest Services at 810-237-3450 or the Membership Coordinator at 810-237-3457. For both general public and members, a $2 service fee will be charged per transaction for tickets reserved by phone. Tickets can be reserved at no charge in person at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium front desks.

Special Events

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Coming Soon: Space School

January 20-May 13, 2018

Dive into the underwater world of outer space! Discover how astronauts train for space in extreme underwater environments.

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Now Showing

In My Backyard

Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. | Monday, January 15 at 12 p.m.

Follow Fred Penner and his assistant, Arnie the Arrow, as they explore the colors of the rainbow, seasons, planets and constellations. In My Backyard is especially designed for the youngest stargazers.

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Sea Monsters

Saturday & Sunday at 1 p.m.

Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when ferocious creatures swarmed, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast prehistoric seas.

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Perfect Little Planet

Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. | Monday, January 15 at 11 a.m.

Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes--a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.

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Skies Over Michigan

Daily at 3 p.m.

Explore the night sky over Michigan. Learn about the rotation of the Earth and how to find the North Star, constellations, and planets in your backyard tonight.

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We Are Stars

Daily at 4 p.m.

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins.

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Violent Universe

Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.

Watch a giant star explode and release its material into space. Witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart.

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The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love

Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.

Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” and “You’re My Best Friend.”

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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.


Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503

Sloan Museum
1221 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503

Buick Gallery
303 Walnut Street
Flint, Michigan 48503


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