Now Showing at Longway Planetarium

Tickets for shows are

  • $5 adults
  • $4 Seniors (60+)
  • $4 children age 3-11Starting May 1-Youth (2-11) $6
  • Child (2 & Under) - Free Starting May 1-Child (1 & Under) 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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April
We will be closed Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Great Space Chase Laser Show
April 5-27, 2014 Saturday & Sunday at 12:30pm
An out of this world educational laser show highlighting the planets and solar system featuring music from science fiction films and space-themed rock. The Intergalactic Accelerator Suit has been stolen! Lieutenant Photeus and the computer glitch, Thacker, set off in hot pursuit of the sinister Captain Zenon. Learn about the Solar System and the universe around us with this exciting, music-filled laser show. Songs include tunes by Madonna, U2, Paul Okenfold, Monty Python and Red Nexx. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Check out the play list for the show.

Are We Alone?
April 5-27, 2014 Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm
A Longway Planetarium Original...For hundreds of years people have looked to the stars and wondered if we are alone. Today we live in an unprecedented age of exploration of the Universe.  Robots explore Mars, giant telescopes look for worlds around other stars, radio telescopes listen for tell-tale signs of life out there. Is there life on Mars?  Is there life on one of the exo-planets? Are we alone? We are getting closer to the answer. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Solar System Safari
April 5-27, 2014 Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm
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.

Spring Break Schedule
Great Space Chase Laser Show
April 7-11, 2014 Monday-Friday at 12:30pm
An out of this world educational laser show highlighting the planets and solar system featuring music from science fiction films and space-themed rock. The Intergalactic Accelerator Suit has been stolen! Lieutenant Photeus and the computer glitch, Thacker, set off in hot pursuit of the sinister Captain Zenon. Learn about the Solar System and the universe around us with this exciting, usic-filled laser show. Songs include tunes by Madonna, U2, Paul Okenfold, Monty Python and Red Nexx. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Check out the play list for the show.

Skies of Michigan Tonight
April 7-11, 2014 Monday-Friday at 2:00pm
Early Spring is a great time for stargazing.  Orion the Hunter and other Winter constellations are still visible and Leo the Lion leads the Spring stars high in the east.  In the evening we have giant Jupiter outshining everything but the Moon, Mars at its closest since 2007 and Saturn and Venus in the morning.  Join our Astronomer for this live look at the Spring Skies of Michigan.


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