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  • Longway Planetarium

    Featuring 129 seats under an impressive 52 1/2-foot dome, the Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest planetarium. For more than half a century, Flint’s Longway Planetarium has been a major resource of science education for students…

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  • Sloan Museum

    Regional history, historic automobiles and hands-on science are major features of the Sloan Museum. Dramatic settings, video programs and hundreds of artifacts and photographs portray the area’s tumultuous 20th century history in the Flint and…

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  • The Buick Gallery

    The Buick Automotive Gallery is also home to the Sloan Museum’s Perry Archives. Here we house a wide array of photographs, records and objects chronicling the people and history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan.…

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Proof Of Concept

The Buick Gallery’s new exhibit Proof of Concept features not only four legendary Dream Cars, but also the production models they inspired. Some, like the 1953 Buick Skylark, sprang near-fully formed from their four-wheeled ancestor, while others carry their heritage in more subtle ways, with only a slight nod to an understated styling cue to tie them to their conceptual forefathers.


A Bug's World

Giant bugs are crawling into Sloan Museum! Trade sizes with an insect to find bugs looming large in this interactive exhibit. Learn about entomology—the study of insects—while exploring common backyard species magnified 40-120 times their size in scientifically accurate animatronic detail.


Sloan Photo Contest

Today’s photos are tomorrow’s history. Through the photos you take every day, you can help future generations understand what it’s like to be part of the Flint community in this moment in time. Submit your photos and make sure that your experience is part of Flint’s 21st century story. In this photo contest, we’re looking for compelling images of people, places, and activities in Flint that showcase the vibrancy and variety of life in our city, the good times, as well as the hard times.


Now Showing At The Longway Planetarium

The state of the art planetarium features a variety of programs for all ages. New programs open every 2-3 months. Check the schedule here for details on programs and show times.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sloan Camps_Water Party
    28 Jul, 16

    Water Party

    Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel! Cool off with several hands-on water play stations in Sloan Museum’s Courtyard. Activities will be substituted with indoor…

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  • L-Camps_0021_Cartoon Physics
    29 Jul, 16

    Cartoon Physics

    These silly hands-on activities will put the fun in physics! Make your own cartoon character and use it to explore gravity, air resistance, and other…

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  • L-Camps_0010_Sink or Float
    29 Jul, 16

    Sink or Float

    Discover density! See if you can engineer a boat that floats while carrying cargo. Float chalk powder on top of water to make a beautiful…

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  • L-Camps_0011_Roots Stems
    01 Aug, 16

    Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Petals

    Play in the garden! Go on a scavenger hunt to find all the parts of a plant. Try some tasty plant parts, while making a…

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  • L-Camps_0005_We Dig Dirt
    02 Aug, 16

    We Dig Dirt

    Soil or dirt? Discover the difference while you do a soil test with a sample you bring from your own yard or garden. Mix potting…

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  • L-Camps_0019_EarthScience
    03 Aug, 16

    Earth Science

    Explore earth materials and processes while learning about landforms, tectonic plates, the rock cycle, and useful earth materials. Date: August 3rd, 2015 Location: Longway Planetarium…

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Sloan*Longway was created when Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum joined in 2004. Sloan*Longway is comprised of three facilities, namely Buick Automotive Gallery, Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum.


Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503

Sloan Museum
1221 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503

Buick Gallery
303 Walnut Street
Flint, Michigan 48503


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