Now Showing at Longway Planetarium

Tickets for shows are

  • $5 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.
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George and Oatmeal Save Santa
Nov. 29-Dec. 21 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 pm
Mondays, Dec. 1, 8 and 22 at 12:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec 23 at 12:30 pm

Santa Claus is missing! Mrs. Claus is worried and asks Oatmeal the snowman to help find him. Join Oatmeal and his friend George, the planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa. Along the way they are told constellation stories from many cultures and how to use the stars of the Big Dipper to find north. This show is particularly appropriate for young children and their families. Join George and Oatmeal as they rescue Santa, learn how to find the North Star and hear stories from around the world.  Recommended for ages 4-6 years old.

Holiday Magic Laser Show
November 29 – December 21 Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm and 3:30pm and December 22 & 23 at 2:00pm
Experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science at this magical holiday laser show perfect for the whole family. Featuring traditional holiday tunes from across generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites, this matinee laser show is guaranteed to be a hit with all ages.

Solar System Safari
December 26-30 Daily at 12:30pm
A jungle adventurer uses a magical camera to take visitors on an exciting safari through the Solar System. The Sun, Moon, planets, and dwarf planets come to life, taking on unique personalities and describing their own characteristics and eccentricities. Visitors will learn about the characteristics of planets, as well as the current planetary status of Pluto. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

Laser 101 and Peter & the Wolf
December 26-30 Daily at 2:00pm
Laser 101 - Laser 101 is a short introduction (5 minutes) to how lasers work shown prior to the feature program. Eli Electron show us how energy, mirrors, atoms and dancing photons combine to make the incredibly colorful and powerful beam of light.
Peter and the Wolf has charmed audiences of every age since Prokofiev composed the score in 1936. In this production Sting, as the Narrator, guides us through Prokofiev's famous musical representations of the animal and human characters - a brave young boy does battle with a big bad wolf, assisted by a mini-carnival of animal friends. Recommended for general audiences.

Lasers of Oz
December 27 & 28 at 3:30pm
Follow the yellow brick road to Michigan’s largest Planetarium Dome and enjoy amazing laser lights set to the music of The Wizard of Oz. Recommended for general audiences.

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