Our Venues

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    Longway Planetarium

    Visit Michigan’s largest planetarium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. This iconic Flint landmark draws crowds for state-of-the-art planetarium shows on exciting STEM topics, classic rock light shows, and engaging hands-on learning experiences.…

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    Perry Archives

    The Perry Archives house a wide array of photographs, records and objects chronicling the people and history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. The archives are currently open to the public by appointment only, on…

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    Sloan Museum

    Visit Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall while our Flint Cultural Center destination undergoes renovation and expansion. Enjoy over 30 historic automobiles on display, as well as a family play area and hands-on traveling exhibits.…

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Be a part of the Discovery!

Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021

Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center is closed for renovation and will re-open in late 2021 as the new Sloan Museum of Discovery. We encourage you to visit our temporary exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Visitors can enjoy over 30 historic automobiles from Sloan Museum's vehicle collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits and a family play area.

Sloan Museum’s renovation and expansion is a $26.5 million project. Over 85% of this goal has been raised through donations from private foundations, corporations, and individuals. Every gift makes an impact! Would you like to be part of the Discovery? Click to find out how you can buy an engraved brick, or make a donation in any amount.

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Arts & Culture Millage Benefits

Thank you, Genesee County, for supporting arts and culture!

Thanks to the Genesee County Arts Education & Cultural Enrichment Millage, effective August 8, 2018, Genesee County residents receive 50% off Longway Planetarium tickets. Genesee County residents also receive free general admission to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. General admission exhibits include the historic vehicles exhibit and the family play area. Traveling exhibit admission is $3 per person for Genesee County residents. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

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.

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2020 Summer Camps & Workshops

At Longway Planetarium

Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators. Choose from 40 camps and workshops for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids. Camps and workshops frequently sell out. Register early to secure your spot!

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Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts Badge Workshops & Overnights

At Longway Planetarium

Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts can earn badges and complete adventures with fun hands-on activities at Michigan's largest planetarium. Don't miss out! Scout events are scheduled now through May.

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Current Shows & Exhibits

Roll, Drop, Bounce

NOW OPEN: February 1 - September 13, 2020

This active learning laboratory teaches physics principles through hands-on play. Explore potential and kinetic energy while racing cars and catapulting balls. Experiment with friction while hula-hooping and playing with an air table and puck. Discover the power of momentum as you test out Newton’s Cradle. This totally kinetic experience appeals to continuously bouncing kids of all ages.

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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

NOW OPEN: February 1 - September 13, 2020

Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss brings the ocean floor to the surface! Investigate newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, deep-sea research submersibles, and shipwrecks like the Titanic in this hands-on adventure. Get an interactive look at the technology that has allowed people to explore the ocean floor as you fly a remotely operated vehicle and use a robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams.

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet at Longway Planetarium

4:00 PM every afternoon and 7:00 PM Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

No 4 p.m. show February 4 and 12. No 7 p.m. show February 14 and 15
Join a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, discover untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Recommended for adults and kids 6 and older.

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The Queen Light Show: From Mercury with Love at Longway Planetarium

8:00 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Longway Planetarium breathes new life into the classic rock light show format with an original production set to the music of Queen. Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits, including favorites like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites The Dust," and "You’re My Best Friend."

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Moles: What is Out There? at Longway Planetarium

12:00 PM Saturday & Sunday and 12:00 PM Monday, January 20

In this new astronomy show for preschoolers, kids will meet Plato, a curious little mole who lives in a dark, underground burrow. Plato desperately wants to see what is out there in the world above. One day he finally gets to see it all! Plato discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon, and the stars! Great for young children up to 6 years old.

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Check out the planetarium show schedule!

Longway Planetarium presents shows every weekday, plus more showtimes on evenings and weekends! Michigan's largest planetarium draws visitors from across the state with immersive shows about space and science for all ages, as well as classic rock light shows.

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Nursing Room Available at Sloan Museum

To better serve our patrons, we have created a nursing room for mothers and babies. This room is located near the family play area, Wisner's Whizbang Emporium.

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ABOUT US

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Together, Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium 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.

OUR VENUES

Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503
810-237-3400
longway@sloanlongway.org


Sloan Museum
4190 E. Court St.
Burton, Michigan 48509
810-237-3450
sloan@sloanlongway.org


Perry Archives
303 Walnut St.
Flint, Michigan 48503
810-237-3440
collections@sloanlongway.org

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