Longway Planetarium

Visit Michigan’s largest planetarium, located at 1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503. Longway Planetarium presents educational and entertaining shows exploring astronomy and science topics every day of the week!

Effective August 8, 2018: Genesee County Residents now receive 50% off admission to shows at Longway Planetarium, provided by the Arts & Culture Millage. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

Hours & Ticket Prices

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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 adults, $2 seniors 60+, $2 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: $6 adults, $4 seniors 60+, $4 youth ages 2-11
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.
Children 1 and younger: Free
Other Discounts: Free for ASTC, veterans, active military families, and teachers
For other discounts, please present proof of status to receive the discount, i.e. member card, veteran ID, active military ID, or staff ID.

Special Events

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Now Showing

In My Backyard

12:00 PM Saturday & Sunday

Through the use of entertaining songs and immersive environments, children are encouraged to participate while learning about the planets, constellations, meteors, the moon and more. Great for ages 4-7.

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Wonders of the Arctic

1:00 PM Saturday & Sunday | 8:00 PM THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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.

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The Life of Trees

2:00 PM Saturday & Sunday

A cheeky ladybug named Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on a fascinating journey into the wondrous world of trees. Great for ages 6-10.

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Skies Over Michigan

3:00 PM Daily

Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture.

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Journey to Space

4:00 PM daily | 7:00 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Human missions to Mars are no longer science fiction. Discover how NASA’s space shuttle program has paved the way for humanity to travel deeper into space—to asteroids, Mars and beyond.

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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.


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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