Now Showing at Longway Planetarium

Due to renovations of the planetarium theater, there are no public shows. There will be field trips in our Portable Dome Theater as well as our science programs. We will resume shows for the public after the renovation is complete.

Join us for our Grand Reopening celebration Weekend of Wonder May 30 and 31, 2015. During this celebration all shows and activities will be free, compliments of ITC Holdings


Tickets for shows are

  • $6 adults
  • $4 Seniors (60+)
  • $4 Youth age 2-11
  • Child (Under 1 ) - Free 
Due to the dark planetarium environment, these programs are not recommended for children under the age of 3. No late seating and no re-entry after show begins. Tickets go on sale one half hour before showtime.
Click here for the schedule of upcoming shows.

Beginning June 1, 2015, enjoy shows every day! 

To Space and Back
June 1-September 6 Monday - Friday at 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Space exploration—our greatest adventure—is having a big impact on our lives. It’s helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it’s reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live.To Space and Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth!

Skies Over Michigan
June 1-September 6 Monday - Friday at 3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 3:30pm
Explore the night sky over Michigan. Learn about the rotation of Earth, finding the North Star and finding your way around the night sky, what a constellation is and which are visible in the current night sky. Also discussed will be Moon phases, daily and monthly motion of the Moon through the sky, visible planets and their movement among the stars.

Sea Monsters
June 5-September 5 Friday & Saturday at 7:00pm
Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land - and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swarm, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Stunning, photo-realistic imagery re-creates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, or Dollies, and follows their incredible journey through waters ruled by some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth's oceans. Interweaving ground-breaking fossil finds from around the globe with cutting-edge computer-generated re-creations, National Geographic's powerful storytelling immerses you in the life-or-death drama of an age when monsters ruled the seas! With original music by Peter Gabriel and The Footnote, and narrated by Liev Schreiber.

SpacePark 360

June 5-September 5 Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Seen from the rider's perspective, SpacePark360 takes the state-of-the-art technologies of fulldome systems and combines them with heart pounding thrill rides to create a unique entertainment show never seen before on the dome. From the tops of Jupiter's clouds to the icy depths of Neptune's moon Triton, each location serves to heighten the thrilling experience.

Violent Universe
June 15 - September 6 Monday - Friday at 11:30am, Saturday, & Sunday at 4:30pm
The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart.

Perfect Little Planet
June 15 - September 6 Monday - Friday at 12:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 1:30pm
In “Perfect Little Planet,” a family from another star system is doing just that — looking for the perfect vacation spot as they travel through our solar system. Soar over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive down the ice cliffs of Uranus’ moon Miranda at breath-taking speeds. Sail through the beautiful rings of Saturn and dare the ferocious lightning storms on Jupiter. Which destination would you choose?


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