Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum are operating at full capacity. As of August 9, 2021, all visitors ages 2+ are required to wear masks while indoors at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Masks can be removed for short periods while eating snacks/lunches at the tables in Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall. Thank you for helping us create the safest possible environment for our community.

4-7 Years-Old Science Workshops

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities


Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

Safety Highlights
Hygiene: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Masks: Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times when inside the building.

Emergency Contact Form
We will hold all forms electronically to minimize contact touch with educators.
● The Emergency Contact Form can be printed off at home, signed, scanned, and emailed in.
● If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you can request to have a form mailed to your home. Please request printed forms by email at education@sloanlongway.org. You can also request forms by phone at 810‐237‐3409.
● If you mail in or drop off your signed form to Longway Planetarium, we will scan forms into our system.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Life All Around Longway

4-7 years-olds

Date: Saturday, September 11
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
The beauty of life and living things is all around us. We’ll learn the difference between living and nonliving things, explore nature in the Longway garden, grow a plant to take home, and create a beautiful work of art.

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Maker Lab: Shadow Puppets

4-7 years-olds

Date: September 25th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Let’s learn about the fundamentals of light and shadows as we design, create, and explore with our hand-made shadow puppets.

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Mixing Up Matter

4-7 years-olds

Date: October 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Let’s use our hands and science tools to mix-up and explore matter as a solid, liquid, and gas. You may get a little messy in this experience, but it will be a real BLAST.

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Maker Lab: Engineering Exploration

4-7 years-olds

Date: November 6th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Use your engineering imagination to explore open-ended materials and create anything that comes to mind. The possibilities are endless!

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The Turkey Hunt

4-7 years-olds

Date: November 13th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
"Gobble-gobble!" Turkeys have hidden themselves all around the Planetarium building. We’ll track down these tricky birds, engineer turkey traps, and make a pinecone turkey to take home.

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Geology Discovery

4-7 years-olds

Date: December 4th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Earth is flourished with life, landforms, rocks, and so much more! Through hands-on activities, we’ll learn about the amazing features that have formed on Earth over billions of years.

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Wintry Weather Camp

4-7 years-olds

Date: December 28th - 30th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $50.00
Hands-on science is all around us during the winter season. You’ll learn about snowy weather, build an arctic animal habitat, and create your way through winter-themed engineering challenges.

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Past Workshops

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