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Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will remain closed to the public through Thursday, April 30, in accordance with national guidance on limiting the spread of Coronavirus. During this time period, all public shows, exhibits, events, and programs are cancelled. We will continue to closely monitor the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, and will provide updates on our closure status.
While we're closed, stay connected with our virtual events and resources, including Daily Dose of Science videos. Discover fun science activities you can do with common household items, and find out which stars, planets, and other astronomical objects you can find in the night sky.
Science activities you can do at home!
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium’s educators and planetarium presenters are developing short, educational videos to inspire at-home learning while schools are closed. We’ll show you fun science activities you can do with common household items, and stargazing tips using the night sky renderings you’d normally see in the planetarium.Watch Videos
The new Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021. Until then, you can take a virtual tour of the old Sloan Museum history exhibits from the comfort of your home! Take a walk back through time, from the Durant-Dort Carriage Company to Flint's fight for fair housing.Explore Sloan
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!sign up
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.
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.
Current Shows & Exhibits - Closed through April 30
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
- 11 Apr, 20Upcoming
We are working on a way to host this event virtually that will enable participants to submit their answers and allow for live scoring as…22 Apr, 20Upcoming
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Hosted on Zoom - Sign up to receive the event login! Free event with suggested donation All ages welcome Before…
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.